Which thermometer? Factors influencing best choice for intermittent clinical temperature assessment.
The objectives of this study are (a) to review the current technologies, (b) to examine comparative costing data for six selected representative devices, and (c) to discuss the clinical factors related to selection of devices for intermittent temperature measurement. Financial estimates indicate that mercury-in-glass thermometers are the cheapest devices. Compact electronic and chemical (phase change) thermometers are cheaper alternatives than multi-patient contact thermometers requiring prob...Expand abstract
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