What are hospital admission criteria for infants with bronchiolitis?
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Clinical judgment remains the gold standard for hospital admission of infants with bronchiolitis, and it cannot be replaced by objective criteria (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on prospective and retrospective cohort and retrospective case-control studies). Oxygen saturation (SaO2) is the most consistent clinical predictor of deterioration, though different investigators vary cutoffs from 90% to 95% SaO2 and the vast majority of infants with saturations in this range do well (SOR: B, based upon prospective cohort studies).
Journal of Family Practice, 55(1) 2006: 67-69.