I'm not sure that it will significantly decrease ED volumes so much as
change our practice drastically. The vaccine prevents invasive pneumococcal
disease which is far less common than viral diseases (as the cause of fever
which brings the kids to the ED). I think it is GREAT news.
>Prepare for perhaps major decreases in ED pediatric volumes!
>Steve Green, MD / Loma Linda University
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