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Evid Based Nurs 7:27 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.1.27
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On call paediatricians were not better than advice nurses for after hours medical advice in a general paediatric population

On call paediatricians v advice nurses for after hours medical advice in a general paediatric population*

Outcomes at 72 hours after the initial call On call paediatrician Advice nurses RRI (95% CI) NNH
Sought unadvised care 20% 19% 4.5% (−18 to 33) Not significant
RRR (CI) NNT
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRI, RRR, NNH, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Sought and obtained unadvised significant care 4.2% 4.3% 2.1% (−69 to 43) Not significant

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