[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.204.172.174. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Editorial
December 7, 2005

Pneumonia in Older AdultsReversing the Trend

Author Affiliations
 

Author Affiliations: Section of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown; and Department of Internal Medicine, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio.

JAMA. 2005;294(21):2760-2763. doi:10.1001/jama.294.21.2760

Community-acquired pneumonia is a common illness associated with significant morbidity and mortality,1 particularly for older adults and those with comorbid disease.2,3 An estimated 915 900 episodes of community-acquired pneumonia occur in adults aged 65 years or older each year in the United States and approximately 1 of every 20 persons aged 85 years and older will have a new occurrence yearly.4 Most of the hospitalizations and excess deaths due to community-acquired pneumonia occur in older adults, and most of the cost is for patients older than 65 years.5

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×