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Ugeskr Laeger. 1993 May 24;155(21):1642-4.

[Electronic rectal temperature measurement. A clinical trial].

[Article in Danish]

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Middelfart Sygehus, medicinsk afdeling.

Abstract

Rectal measurement of body temperature with an electronic device (Ivac) was compared to measurement with mercury thermometers in 157 adult patients on a medical ward. The electronic thermometers were less accurate, giving 3.6 times as many febrile patients. This was reduced to 1.6 after thermometer calibration. It is necessary to make regular calibrations of Ivac thermometers.

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