Early discontinuation of antibiotic treatment in newborns admitted to rule out sepsis: a decision rule.


We developed a decision rule to define a group of newborns eligible for discontinuation of antibiotic treatment 24 hours after initiation. The decision rule is based on two clinical assessments, three demographic variables, four maternal risk factors and six laboratory studies. The rule was created by retrospective analysis of all admissions to rule out… (More)


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