Can clinical prediction models assess antibiotic need in childhood pneumonia? A validation study in paediatric emergency care.

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Summary of "Can clinical prediction models assess antibiotic need in childhood pneumonia? A validation study in paediatric emergency care."

Pneumonia is the most common bacterial infection in children at the emergency department (ED). Clinical prediction models for childhood pneumonia have been developed (using chest x-ray as their reference standard), but without implementation in clinical practice. Given current insights in the diagnostic limitations of chest x-ray, this study aims to validate these prediction models for a clinical diagnosis of pneumonia, and to explore their potential to guide decisions on antibiotic treatment at the ED.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0217570


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