We read with interest the article by Liebelt et al1 in which they demonstrated variation in the performance of testing for serious bacterial infection (SBI) in young infants with bronchiolitis evaluated in their emergency department (ED). We noticed an inaccurate statistic quoted from our study2 and wish to clarify as well as make additional comments.
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