Clinical prediction model to aid emergency doctors managing febrile children at risk of serious bacterial infections: diagnostic study.
OBJECTIVE: To derive, cross validate, and externally validate a clinical prediction model that assesses the risks of different serious bacterial infections in children with fever at the emergency department. DESIGN: Prospective observational diagnostic study. SETTING: Three paediatric emergency care units: two in the Netherlands and one in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: Children with fever, aged 1 month to 15 years, at three paediatric emergency care units: Rotterdam (n=1750) and the Hagu...Expand abstract
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