TABLE 1

Reasons for readmission after an index hospitalisation for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)

DiagnosisNumber of readmissions
Within 30 days n (% of readmissions) (n=636)Within 1 year n (% of readmissions) (n=1851)
CAP113 (17.8%)228 (12.3%)
COPD44 (6.9%)121 (6.5%)
Heart failure42 (6.6%)103 (5.6%)
Chest pain21 (3.3%)66 (3.6%)
Aspiration pneumonia22 (3.5%)50 (2.7%)
Acute lower respiratory tract infection15 (2.4%)43 (2.3%)
Pleural effusion15 (2.4%)19 (1.0%)
Others364 (57.2%)1221 (66.0%)