A low-cost method to assess the epidemiological importance of individuals in controlling infectious disease outbreaks
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:35 (12 February 2013)
A low-cost ranking method for modeling the spread of influenza in schools identifies subpopulations at higher risk of early infection than randomly selected communities, which could be effective for predicting and preventing epidemics.
How well do clinical prediction rules perform in identifying serious infections in acutely ill children across an international network of ambulatory care datasets?
Van den Bruel,
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:10 (15 January 2013)
Clinical prediction rules to recognize infections in children do not show perfect diagnostic accuracy in high and low prevalence ambulatory care settings, suggesting that additional laboratory tests should be used to increase certainty.