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Examining agreement between clinicians when assessing sick children

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Background: Case management guidelines use a limited set of clinical features to guide assessment and treatment for common childhood diseases in poor countries. Using video records of clinical signs we assessed agreement among experts and assessed whether Kenyan health workers could identify signs defined by expert consensus. Methodology: 104 videos representing 11 clinical sign categories were presented to experts using a web questionnaire. Proportionate agreement and agreement beyond chance...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0004626

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Institution:
"Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) - Wellcome Trust Programme, Nairobi, Kenya"
Department:
Child and Newborn Health Group
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Institution:
"Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) - Wellcome Trust Programme, Nairobi, Kenya"
Department:
Child and Newborn Health Group
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Institution:
"Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Centre for Geographic Medicine Research-Coast, Kilifi, Kenya", "London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK"
Department:
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit,Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
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Institution:
"Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenyan Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) - Wellcome Trust Programme, Nairobi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Paediatrics,Department of

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"John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA"
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
Article: e4626
Publication date:
2009-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:2766e218-de86-4d98-a238-0501fe5e091f
Local pid:
ora:2764

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