How should well-appearing children under 2 years old with fever be managed in the emergency department?

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Why is this study important?

This clinical practice guideline (CPG) updates the previous CPG from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) published in 2003.[1] Many changes in the epidemiology of pediatric fevers have occurred since 2003 including newer vaccination strategies, diagnostic testing, and changes in serious bacterial infection (SBI) rates and microbiologies.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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