Clinical prediction model to aid emergency doctors managing febrile children at risk of serious bacterial infections: diagnostic study
Usefulness Score: 2/5
(Reviewed March 2015)
Epi lesson: What is a Clinically Sensible Clinical Decision Rule?
Clinical decision rules for emergency medicine should be “clinically sensible.” This means the rules should be easy to use and comprised of as few variables as possible. Emergency physicians prefer rules that give a simple yes/no answer or use a basic scoring system that can be quickly calculated. The component variables should make have good face validity for clinicians.
By: Dr. Ian Stiell