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Ordering of Chest X-Rays in Children with Fever or Respiratory Symptoms

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

In children presenting to an emergency department with fever (temperature > 102°F) or respiratory symptoms, criteria can be used to identify which children would benefit from having chest X-ray studies performed. The study was done at the Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1982.

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