Arch Dis Child 70:246-247 doi:10.1136/adc.70.3.246
  • Research Article

Surface area estimation: pocket calculator v nomogram.

  1. G L Briars,
  2. B J Bailey
  1. Department of Paediatric Medicine, Southampton General Hospital.


      Three sheets of 10 surface area determinations were completed by 10 subjects using a nomogram and a formula. The formula was faster to calculate, 4.27 v 7.6 minutes for each sheet, and resulted in fewer serious errors (three v 30 errors).