Figure 2.

PCT algorithm in patients with respiratory tract infections in the Emergency Department. The clinical algorithm for antibiotic stewardship in patients with respiratory tract infections in the Emergency Department encourages (>0.5 μg/l or >0.25 μg/l) or discourages (<0.1 μg/l or <0.25 μg/l) initiation or continuation of antibiotic therapy more or less based on PCT specific cut-off ranges. Abbreviations: AB, antibiotic; LRTI, lower respiratory tract infection; PCT, procalcitonin; PSI, Pneumonia Severity Score.

Schuetz et al. BMC Medicine 2011 9:107   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-107
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