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Adult Pneumonia Pathway - Assess with CRB-65

CRB-65 severity score   

Score 1 point for each feature present:

  • Confusion or new disorientation– use an abbreviated mental test (click here). Note: Confusion or disorientation should be of new onset with this illness.
  • Respiratory rate 30 or more breaths per minute.

    • Blood pressure:
      • Systolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg, or
      • Diastolic blood pressure 60 mmHg or less.

    • 65 years or older.


Last updated : Monday, January 15, 2018
Next review date : Tuesday, January 15,2019


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