A clinical prediction model did well in diagnosing pediatric group A β-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis

Del Mar, Chris B.
January 2002
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 136 Issue 1, p37
Academic Journal
Presents an abstract of the study 'Performance of a Predictive Model for Streptococcal Pharyngitis in Children,' by M. W. Attia, T. Zaoutis, J. D. Clein, F. A. Meier, published in the June 2001 issue of the 'Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.' Comment on the study.


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