Oral and Tympanic Membrane Temperatures Are Inaccurate to Identify Fever in Emergency Department Adults

@inproceedings{Barnett2011OralAT,
  title={Oral and Tympanic Membrane Temperatures Are Inaccurate to Identify Fever in Emergency Department Adults},
  author={Barbara J Barnett and Stacy Nunberg and Julia C. Tai and Martin L. Lesser and Vladmir Fridman and Patricia Nichols and Richard A. Powell and Robert A. Silverman},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION Identifying fever can influence management of the emergency department (ED) patient, including diagnostic testing, treatment, and disposition. We set out to determine how well oral and tympanic membrane (TM) temperatures compared with rectal measurements. METHODS A convenience sample of consecutively adult ED patients had oral, TM, and rectal temperatures performed within several minutes of each other. Descriptive statistics, Bland-Altman agreement matrices with 95% confidence… CONTINUE READING
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