CAP Risk Stratification

Risk Stratification using CRB-65:

Clinical Parameter

Points

Confusion

1

Respiratory rate > 30/minute

1

BP – Systolic <90 mmHg or Diastolic ≤60 mmHg

1

≥65 years of age

1

TOTAL

Refer to Risk Stratification Table below

CRB-65 Score

Recommendation

0

Low risk; consider home treatment

1 or 2

Short inpatient hospitalization or closely supervised outpatient

3 or 4

Severe pneumonia; hospitalize and consider ICU admission

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