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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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Validation results of the four-step decision tree for all serious infections. GP, general practice; Paed, paediatric outpatient clinic; ED, emergency department; prevalence, prevalence of serious infection within this setting; LR, likelihood ratio; PV, predictive value.
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BMJOPEN2015008657F3: Validation results of the four-step decision tree for all serious infections. GP, general practice; Paed, paediatric outpatient clinic; ED, emergency department; prevalence, prevalence of serious infection within this setting; LR, likelihood ratio; PV, predictive value.

Mentions: FigureĀ 3 shows all diagnostic properties of the decision tree per setting. In general practice, sensitivity was 100% (95% CI 71.5% to 100%) and specificity 77.7% (95% CI 76.2% to 79.1%), and 23% of children seen by the GP tested positive on the tree. Sensitivity and specificity were lower in both specialist settings, although CIs overlap.


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)

Validation results of the four-step decision tree for all serious infections. GP, general practice; Paed, paediatric outpatient clinic; ED, emergency department; prevalence, prevalence of serious infection within this setting; LR, likelihood ratio; PV, predictive value.
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BMJOPEN2015008657F3: Validation results of the four-step decision tree for all serious infections. GP, general practice; Paed, paediatric outpatient clinic; ED, emergency department; prevalence, prevalence of serious infection within this setting; LR, likelihood ratio; PV, predictive value.
Mentions: FigureĀ 3 shows all diagnostic properties of the decision tree per setting. In general practice, sensitivity was 100% (95% CI 71.5% to 100%) and specificity 77.7% (95% CI 76.2% to 79.1%), and 23% of children seen by the GP tested positive on the tree. Sensitivity and specificity were lower in both specialist settings, although CIs overlap.

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