Routine chest X-rays out for bronchiolitis and asthma

Chest X-rays in children with bronchiolitis or asthma are unlikely to inform management and should therefore be avoided, according to the RACP’s Paediatrics and Child Health Division. In their top five ‘Do-not-do’ recommendations, the Division said chest X-rays did not discriminate well between bronchiolitis and other lower respiratory tract infections. “It is estimated that 133 ...

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