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Appropriateness of clinical severity classification of new WHO childhood pneumonia guidance: a multi-hospital, retrospective, cohort study

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Background Management of pneumonia in many low-income and middle-income countries is based on WHO guidelines that classify children according to clinical signs that define thresholds of risk. We aimed to establish whether some children categorised as eligible for outpatient treatment might have a risk of death warranting their treatment in hospital. Methods We did a retrospective cohort study of children aged 2–59 months admitted to one of 14 hospitals in Kenya with pneumonia between March 1,...

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10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30448-5

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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division
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NDM; Tropical Medicine
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Lancet Global Health Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Pages:
e74-e83
Publication date:
2017-12-12
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2214-109X
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pubs:812332
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uri:18a07698-fcf9-49eb-9368-55d71376d721
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uuid:18a07698-fcf9-49eb-9368-55d71376d721
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pubs:812332
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1
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