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Analysis of emergency department prediction tools in evaluating febrile young infants at risk for serious infections: reply
  1. Sarah Hui Wen Yao1,2,
  2. Shu-Ling Chong1,3,
  3. Gene Yong-Kwang Ong1,3
  1. 1 Department of Children’s Emergency, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
  2. 2 Monash University Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3 Duke- NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shu-Ling Chong, Department of Children's Emergency, KK Women's and Chlidren's Hospital, Singapore 229899, Singapore; Chong.Shu-Ling{at}

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We refer to Dr Naderi’s1 letter and thank the authors for their comments and interest in our EMJ paper.2 The authors’ comments about the need for robust techniques to derive and validate a prediction model are well made. We would like to clarify that both the clinical assessment tools (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Traffic Light System3 and Severity Index Score4) as well as the low-risk criteria5 (the …

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  • Contributors S-LC, GY-KO and SHWY contributed to the writing to this manuscript. All authors revised it critically for important intellectual content and approved the final version to be submitted. The authors have full access to all aspects of the research and writing process and take final responsibility for the paper.

  • 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.

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