Open Access Research article

A decision aid to rule out pneumonia and reduce unnecessary prescriptions of antibiotics in primary care patients with cough and fever

Johann Steurer1*, Ulrike Held1, Anne Spaar1, Birke Bausch1, Marco Zoller2, Roger Hunziker3 and Lucas M Bachmann1

Author Affiliations

1 Horten Center for Patient-Oriented Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2 Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

3 Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital of Zurich, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland

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BMC Medicine 2011, 9:56  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-56

Published: 13 May 2011

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Additional file 1:

This file provides the complete model along with the shrunken coefficients.

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Additional file 2:

This file shows the classification tree to rule out pneumonia.

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