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This general issue has had a significant focus recently in the UK.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/335/7617/409

I wonder what the the List thinks of the recent UK Guideline below offers in 
relation to decision-making about such pateints?

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Feverish illness in 
children—assessment and initial management in children younger than 5 years. 
2007. (NICE clinical guideline No 47.) http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG47 

Dr Jack Beattie 
Consultant Paediatrician 
Royal Hospital for Sick Children 
Glasgow
Scotland 

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