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Predictors for length of hospital stay in patients with community-acquired Pneumonia: Results from a Swiss Multicenter study

  • Isabelle Suter-Widmer1,
  • Mirjam Christ-Crain1,
  • Werner Zimmerli2,
  • Werner Albrich3,
  • Beat Mueller3Email author,
  • Philipp Schuetz3, 4 and
  • For the ProHOSP Study Group
BMC Pulmonary Medicine201212:21

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2466-12-21

Received: 14 September 2011

Accepted: 20 May 2012

Published: 20 May 2012

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Original Submission
14 Sep 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Shorr
11 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - ALBERTO Capelastegui
16 Apr 2012 Author responded Author comments - Isabelle Suter-Widmer
Resubmission - Version 2
16 Apr 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 May 2012 Editorially accepted
20 May 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2466-12-21

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University Hospital Basel
Medical University Clinic, Kantonsspital Liestal
Medical University Clinic, Kantonsspital Aarau
Harvard School of Public Health