Oral temperature is measured frequently in hospital care and elevated temperatures may indicate infection. Studies describe temperature of healthy ambulatory patients, but analogous data for noninfected inpatients are lacking.1-3 To inform evaluation of fever in the hospital, we describe oral temperatures in a large sample of nonsurgical inpatients without infections.
Speaker SL, Pfoh ER, Pappas MA, Hu B, Rothberg MB. Oral Temperature of Noninfected Hospitalized Patients. JAMA. 2021;325(18):1899–1901. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.1541
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