Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
This guideline was developed before the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers diagnosing and managing pneumonia in adults who do not have COVID-19. It aims to improve accurate assessment and diagnosis of pneumonia to help guide antibiotic prescribing and ensure that people receive the right treatment.
July 2022: We reinstated this guideline, which was temporarily withdrawn in May 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and plan to update it. For more information see the surveillance decision.
For recommendations on managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults with COVID-19, see NICE's guideline on managing COVID-19.
For recommendations on antibiotic treatment, see NICE's guidelines on pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing and pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing.
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