Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Marrie and colleagues1 concluded that "the implementation of a critical
pathway [for treating community-acquired pneumonia in Canada] reduced the
institutional resources without causing adverse effects on the well-being
of the patients." However, several issues should be evaluated before this
recommendation is widely adopted.
Burgess DS, Lewis II JS. A Critical Pathway for Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia. JAMA. 2000;283(20):2654-2655. doi:10.1001/jama.283.20.2653