Clinical microbiology and infection. Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections 2011

European Respiratory Society - ERS
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Publication date:
01 November 2011


This document provides a list of some 103 graded recommendations to guide health-care staff in the management of adults with LRTI. It includes prevention as well as treatment in the community and in hospital. The aim is to cut out bad practice and replace it with the practice that is based on the best quality available evidence. The ultimate outcome should be better outcomes for patients.