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Most pneumonia hospitalizations occur in children aged younger than 5 years

March 4, 2015

Seventy percent of pneumonia hospitalizations were among children aged younger than 5 years, according to study findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“Pneumonia puts thousands of young children in the hospital each year at a cost in the U.S. of about $1 billion, not to mention suffering of kids and hardship for their families,” CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, said in a press release. “This groundbreaking study shows how badly we need faster, less expensive diagnostic tests for doctors to accurately diagnose the cause of pneumonia so they can effectively treat it.”

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