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Which observed behaviours may reassure physicians that a child is not septic? An international Delphi study
  1. Edward Snelson1,2,
  2. Shammi Ramlakhan1,3
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2 Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
  3. 3 Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shammi Ramlakhan, Emergency Department, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, S10 2TH, UK; sramlakhan{at}nhs.net

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  • Twitter @shammi_ram

  • Contributors ES conceived the idea and collected the data. ES and SR designed the study and collated data. SR wrote the first draft and analysed the data. Both authors contributed equally to subsequent drafts.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Additional data may be available from the corresponding author.

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  • Twitter @shammi_ram

  • Contributors ES conceived the idea and collected the data. ES and SR designed the study and collated data. SR wrote the first draft and analysed the data. Both authors contributed equally to subsequent drafts.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Additional data may be available from the corresponding author.

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