02 Pneumonia


The SMART-COP score for pneumonia severity was developed to identify patients at increased risk for intensive respiratory or vasopressor support. There are also some institute using it to decide for hospital admission.

The tool does not estimate mortality and does not apply to patients with significant immunosuppression

Some institute uses The CURB-65 score to estimate mortality risk for community-acquired pneumonia and helps guide inpatient versus outpatient treatment decisions.