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When and how do GPs record vital signs in children with acute infections? A cross-sectional study.

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BACKGROUND: NICE recommendations and evidence from ambulatory settings promotes the use of vital signs in identifying serious infections in children. This appears to differ from usual clinical practice where GPs report measuring vital signs infrequently. AIM: To identify frequency of vital sign documentation by GPs, in the assessment of children with acute infections in primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational study in 15 general practice surgeries in Oxfordshire and Somerset, UK. MET...

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10.3399/bjgp12x656810

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Madox
Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
62
Issue:
603
Pages:
e679-e686
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:c6018886-0c3a-47a0-810b-4713a39e11c2
Source identifiers:
356664
Local pid:
pubs:356664

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