Title: Systematic review and validation of prediction rules for identifying children with serious infections in emergency departments and urgent-access primary care
Authors: Thompson, M ×
Van den Bruel, A
Verbakel, Jan
Lakhanpaul, M
Haj-Hassan, T
Stevens, R
Moll, H
Buntinx, Frank
Berger, M
Aertgeerts, Bert
Oostenbrink, R
Mant, D #
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: National Co-Ordinating Centre for HTA
Series Title: Health Technology Assessment vol:16 issue:15 pages:1-100
Abstract: Although the vast majority of children with acute infections are managed at home, this is one of the most common problems encountered in children attending emergency departments (EDs) and primary care. Distinguishing children with serious infection from those with minor or self-limiting infection is difficult. This can result in misdiagnosis of children with serious infections, which results in a poorer health outcome, or a tendency to refer or admit children as a precaution; thus, inappropriately utilising secondary-care resources.
ISSN: 1366-5278
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Center for General Practice
× corresponding author
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