The effectiveness of the McIsaac clinical decision rule in the management of sore throat: an evaluation from a pediatrics ward

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Background:Sore throats may be due to either viral or group A beta hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS) infections; but diagnosis of the etiology of a sore throat is difficult, often leading to unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions and consequent increases in bacterial resistance. Scoring symptoms using the McIsaac clinical decision rule can help physicians to… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/pr.2016.113

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