I'm a specialist in Infectious Diseases in a 900 beds university hospital and I'm trying to make guidelines for residents in
the Emergency Room to help them in managing infectious diseases.
I'm looking for criteria to decide when to perform blood cultures, blood analysis; when it is safe to give patients oral
antibiotherapy and send them back home. I'm aware of the SCAPS score as well as guidelines when to hospitalise patients with
pneumonia, but I'm seeking easier decision trees possibly efficient to manage most patients admitted for fever. Does somebody
have any idea about these criteria, personal experience in guiding non infectious diseases specialist physicians in the
treatment of infectious diseases, or where I could find some information about that topic ? Thanks in advance.
Clevenbergh Ph., M.D.
Erasme University Hospital
E-mail: Yves.Saks at econ.kuleuven.ac.be