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Table 4 Recording of key, diagnosis-specific, clinical signs in the post-intervention period and association with use of the paediatric admission record.

From: Implementation of a structured paediatric admission record for district hospitals in Kenya – results of a pilot study

Indicator signs. PAR not used PAR used
Malaria n = 95 n = 219
AVPU 18 (19%) 188 (86%)
Acidotic breathing 1 (1%) 211 (96%)
Pneumonia (aged 2–59 m) n = 46 n = 175
Indrawing 13 (28%) 165 (94%)
Ability to drink 0 (0%) 168 (96%)
Diarrhoea/Dehydration (aged 2–59 m) n = 23 n = 139
Sunken eyes 1 (4%) 129 (93%)
Skin pinch 1 (4%) 131 (94%)