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Which thermometer? Factors influencing best choice for intermittent clinical temperature assessment.

Abstract:

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...

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10.1080/03091900600711464

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Madox
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of medical engineering and technology
Volume:
30
Issue:
4
Pages:
199-211
Publication date:
2006-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-522X
ISSN:
0309-1902
URN:
uuid:b48a5835-8186-4b57-a4f8-1f3e075e1b43
Source identifiers:
109641
Local pid:
pubs:109641

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