Table 1– Melbourne Group Scale
Variables
Chest radiograph atelectasis/infiltration
Purulent sputum
Physician diagnosis of pneumonia/chest infection
Temperature >38°C
Oxygen saturation <90% on air
Positive signs on sputum microbiology
White blood cell count >11×109 cells·L−1
Readmission/prolonged stay in the intensive therapy unit/high dependency unit
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