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Failed Validation of the Argall Weight Formula for Estimating Children's Weight in an Australian Emergency Department

Nguyen, Kevin and Krieser, David and Kerr, Debra and Jolley, Damien and Clooney, Megan and Kelly, Anne-Maree (2007) Failed Validation of the Argall Weight Formula for Estimating Children's Weight in an Australian Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine, 14 (5). pp. 486-488. ISSN 1069-6563 (print), 1553-2712 (online)

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Abstract

Recently, a new weight estimation technique, the Argall formula, has been developed in the United Kingdom. It uses a child’s age to determine weight, and it is calculated as weight (kilograms) = (age in years + 2) x 3.7 It has been reported that this formula is more accurate than the Broselow tape for estimating weight.7 To date, this formula has not been validated, either in the study population in which it was developed, or externally. The aim of this study was to externally validate the Argall weight estimation formula.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: body mass index, body weight, weight estimation technique, root mean square error analysis, RMSE, emergency department, ED, emergency medical services, weight estimation formulae, Broselow tape2, APLS formula
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 1103 Clinical Sciences
FOR Classification > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Depositing User: Yimin Zeng
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 04:24
Last Modified: 20 May 2013 23:28
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21523
DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2007.tb01813.x
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