GPs not carrying out basic checks on children with fever, study shows

GPs not carrying out basic checks on children with fever, study shows
 

GPs are failing to carry out basic checks on children with fever that could flag up life-threatening illnesses, research suggests.
A study found that most under-fives with a high temperature were not checked properly for signs that could indicate sepsis, meningitis or pneumonia.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) published guidelines in 2007 and again in 2013 urging GPs to carry out four simple tests. But evidence suggests they are still not being done and charities say lives are being needlessly lost as a result.
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8 October 2016 in Health, Views: 36
Source: Guardian
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