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Predictions and what to do with them
Making decisions on the basis of numbers: it is a thing we like to do in medicine. The temperature is greater than 38°C in a neutropenic child? Start antibiotics. The CRP in your snuggly neonate has reduced? Stop antibiotics. The paediatric early warning score is high—review.
Lots of researchers want to help out …
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