Table 2—

Mortality, use of mechanical ventilation, and hospital admission according to CURB-65 and CRB-65 (Confusion, Urea, Respiratory rate, Blood pressure, and age ≥65 yrs) score

Patients n30-day mortalityMechanical ventilation#Admission to hospital
CURB-65 score
 06290 (0)0 (0)153 (24.3)
 13774 (1.1)2 (0.5)247 (65.5)
 247436 (7.6)9 (1.9)406 (85.7)
 322447 (21)4 (2)222 (99.1)
 46226 (41.9)2 (4.2)62 (100)
 5106 (60)1 (11.1)10 (100)
Total1776119 (6.7)18 (1)1100 (61.9)
p-value<0.001<0.001<0.001
CRB-65 score
 07160 (0)1 (0.1)201 (28.1)
 168628 (4.1)8 (1.2)529 (77.1)
 229455 (18.7)6 (2.2)290 (98.6)
 36930 (43.5)2 (3.9)69 (100)
 4116 (54.6)1 (10)11 (100)
Total1776119 (6.7)18 (1)1100 (61.9)
p-value<0.001<0.001<0.001
  • Data presented as n (%) and included all patients (both inpatients and outpatients). #: deaths from pneumonia as an expected terminal event of a chronic disabling illness excluded.