To the Editor: In their study of US trends in hospitalization for pneumonia, Dr Fry and colleagues1 report increasing rates among persons aged 64 to 84 years that they attribute to the increasing prevalence of comorbidities, suggesting that strategies to reduce preventable comorbid conditions and improve vaccination efforts will help prevent hospitalizations for pneumonia.
van der Steen JT, Helton MR. Hospitalization Trends for Pneumonia Among Older Persons. JAMA. 2006;295(18):2137–2138. doi:10.1001/jama.295.18.2137-c
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