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Table 4 Accuracy of classification compared to IMCI expert

From: Using electronic technology to improve clinical care – results from a before-after cluster trial to evaluate assessment and classification of sick children according to Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) protocol in Tanzania

Correct classification System
  Paper-based system Electronic system
  Percent of correct classification for all levels of disease (none, some, severe)
  n/N % (95% CI) n/N % (95% CI)
Pneumonia 608/671 90.6% 513/550 93.3%
(88.1%-92.7%) (90.8%-95.2%)
Diarrhea 661/671 98.5% 549/550 99.8%
(97.3%-99.3%) (99.0%-100%)
Dehydration 663/671 98.8% 550/550 100%
(97.7%-99.5%) (99.3%-100%)
Malaria 627/671 93.4% 536/550 97.5%
(91.3%-95.2%) (95.8%-98.6%)
  Percent of correct classification for severe disease
  n/N % n/N %
Severe Pneumonia 2/9 22% 7/11 64%
Severe Diarrhea 10/15 67% 10/11 91%
Severe Dehydration 1/2 50% 2/2 100%
Severe Malaria 16/16 100% 10/11 91%