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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).

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