Prediction of pneumonia in a pediatric emergency department.

@article{Neuman2011PredictionOP,
  title={Prediction of pneumonia in a pediatric emergency department.},
  author={Mark I. Neuman and Michael Carl Monuteaux and K. J. Scully and Richard G Bachur},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={128 2},
  pages={
          246-53
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To study the association between historical and physical examination findings and radiographic pneumonia in children who present with suspicion for pneumonia in the emergency department, and to develop a clinical decision rule for the use of chest radiography. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study in an urban pediatric emergency department of patients younger than 21 who had a chest radiograph performed for suspicion of pneumonia (n = 2574). Pneumonia was categorized into… CONTINUE READING

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