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Validating a decision tree for serious infection: diagnostic accuracy in acutely ill children in ambulatory care.

Verbakel JY, Lemiengre MB, De Burghgraeve T, De Sutter A, Aertgeerts B, Bullens DM, Shinkins B, Van den Bruel A, Buntinx F - BMJ Open (2015)

Bottom Line: Sensitivity of the decision tree was 100% (95% CI 71.5% to 100%) at a specificity of 83.6% (95% CI 82.3% to 84.9%) in the general practitioner setting with 17% of children testing positive.In the paediatric outpatient and emergency department setting, sensitivities were below 92%, with specificities below 44.8%.NCT02024282.

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Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

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BMJOPEN2015008657F2: Flow chart of inclusions in recruited children (GP, general practitioner).

Mentions: We included 8664 new illness episodes in 7355 children between 15 February 2013 and 28 February 2014 (figure 2); 1322 children were included with two separate illness episodes, 525 children with three episodes and 379 with four or more episodes.


Validating a decision tree for serious infection: diagnostic accuracy in acutely ill children in ambulatory care.

Verbakel JY, Lemiengre MB, De Burghgraeve T, De Sutter A, Aertgeerts B, Bullens DM, Shinkins B, Van den Bruel A, Buntinx F - BMJ Open (2015)

Flow chart of inclusions in recruited children (GP, general practitioner).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4538259&req=5

BMJOPEN2015008657F2: Flow chart of inclusions in recruited children (GP, general practitioner).
Mentions: We included 8664 new illness episodes in 7355 children between 15 February 2013 and 28 February 2014 (figure 2); 1322 children were included with two separate illness episodes, 525 children with three episodes and 379 with four or more episodes.

Bottom Line: Sensitivity of the decision tree was 100% (95% CI 71.5% to 100%) at a specificity of 83.6% (95% CI 82.3% to 84.9%) in the general practitioner setting with 17% of children testing positive.In the paediatric outpatient and emergency department setting, sensitivities were below 92%, with specificities below 44.8%.NCT02024282.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus