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Rationale: Narrow-spectrum antimicrobial therapy is recommended for children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the 2011 Paediatric Infectious Diseases Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America CAP guideline. However, few studies have compared the effectiveness of narrow-spectrum and broad-spectrum antibiotics in children hospitalised with pneumonia.
Setting: Forty-three tertiary children's hospitals in the USA using data from the Pediatric Health Information System.
Patients: In total, 15 564 children aged 6 months to 18 years, hospitalised with CAP over a 6-year period fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Children with potentially severe pneumonia, those with complex chronic conditions, interhospital transfers and children hospitalised within the previous 30 days or for <2 days were excluded. Children with any …
Competing interests None declared.
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