[Articles] Accuracy of PECARN, CATCH, and CHALICE head injury decision rules in children: a prospective cohort study
June 25, 2017
- The Lancet 389, 10087 (2017)
Author: Franz E Babl, Meredith L Borland, Natalie Phillips, Amit Kochar, Sarah Dalton, Mary McCaskill, John A Cheek, Yuri Gilhotra, Jeremy Furyk, Jocelyn Neutze, Mark D Lyttle, Silvia Bressan, Susan Donath, Charlotte Molesworth, Kim Jachno, Brenton Ward, Amanda Williams, Amy Baylis, Louise Crowe, Ed Oakley, Stuart R Dalziel, Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT)
The sensitivities of three clinical decision rules for head injuries in children were high when used as designed. The findings are an important starting point for clinicians considering the introduction of one of the rules.