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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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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0004626

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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English, M
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076827
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Article number:
e4626
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
190929
Language:
English
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uuid:ca5e8bf0-92e2-4bf6-a3ad-51db01ba6fe2
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pubs:190929
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2012-12-19

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