Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) Study

The Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) study conducted by CDC and three U.S. children’s hospitals and five U.S. adult medical centers estimated the burden of community-acquired pneumonia hospitalizations among U.S. children and adults from January 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012.

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EPIC Sites
EPIC sites

Three U.S. children’s hospitals, five U.S. adult medical centers, and CDC participated in the EPIC study.


EPIC has conducted and published studies on burden of community-acquired pneumonia.

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