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A novel tool to aid usability of age-based weight estimation formulae
  1. Dilshad Marikar
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dilshad Marikar, Department of Paediatrics, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Kempston Road, Bedford MK42 1DJ, UK; dilshad.marikar{at}


Age-based weight estimation methods are used in the resuscitation of children deemed too sick to weigh. Some methods involve multiple formulae, which can be difficult to recall and use. This paper presents a conceptually simple finger-counting method that can be used to rapidly estimate weight based on existing age-based formulae.

  • Assistive Technology
  • Intensive Care
  • Inventions

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