In general, we are trying as much as possible to prevent the need to admit you to the hospital. You should call your primary care team as soon as you get home to set up an appointment. Pneumonia takes at least a week to recover from. So you should count on taking it easy at home for that time. If you aren't improving or getting worse, especially if it's harder to breathe or you feel worsening chest pain, be sure to seek additional care.
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