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Table 1 Meta-analysis of clinical outcomes

From: Systemic corticosteroids for community-acquired pneumonia in adults

Outcome Number of studies Population Effect
Hospital mortality 5 537 OR 0.65
30-day mortality 3 562 OR 0.90
Hospital LOS 2 244 MD -1.52
Superinfection 3 563 OR 1.24
Hyperglycaemia 2 517 OR 2.69*
  1. LOS, length of stay. *P < 0.0001.