Article Abstract

Are there more differences or similarities between the hospital-acquired pneumonia guidelines?

Authors: Andre C. Kalil, Mark M. Metersky

Abstract

The 2016 hospital-acquired (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) guideline was sponsored by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and endorsed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (1).