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CORKSCREW 2013 CORK study of children's realistic estimation of weight
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    Precision of paediatric weight estimates
    • Giles N Cattermole, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
    • Other Contributors:
      • Colin A Graham, Timothy H Rainer


    Skrobo and Kelleher rightly stress the importance of accurate, rapid weight estimation in children when the situation precludes actual measurement of their weight.[1] They also rightly emphasise the need for estimation tools to be validated locally.

    The CORKSCREW study convincingly demonstrates that the mean bias of weight estimates using the Luscombe formula (3xage+7) is much smaller than that...

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