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Evaluation of the baby check score in emergency room.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7618469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The performance of the Baby Check Score System for grading severity of acute systemic illness in infants under 6 months of age was assessed prospectively in 394 of the 495 babies who were brought to the Emergency Room of Veterans General Hospital (VGH), Taipei from April 1, 1992 to July 23, 1992. The scores were given by the interns. Duty residents graded the severity of each baby's illness without information on the score. Babies with serious illness scored higher than those with minor illness. The median score for well babies was 2 (range 0-5), for mild illness was 7 (range 0-20), for moderate illness was 14 (range 0-37), and for serious illness was 26 (range 12-40). Correlation between the assigned score and the grading of duty residents was good. The score's false negative rate to underestimate the moderately or seriously ill babies was 14.2% and false positive rate to overestimate well or mildly ill babies was 10.7%. Appropriate use of the Baby Check Score in the Emergency Room can help junior doctors detect serious illness, and reduce unnecessary admissions for only minor illness.
C K Chen; S J Chen; B Hwang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0001-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Publication Date:    1995 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-22     Completed Date:  1995-08-22     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  16210470R     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Emergency Service, Hospital*
False Negative Reactions
False Positive Reactions
Infant, Newborn
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index*

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