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Parental and health care provider understanding of childhood fever: a Canadian perspective.

Parental and health care provider understanding of childhood fever: a Canadian perspective.

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Fever is common in children and causes misconceptions among parents. Many investigators have called for improved parental education to dispel "fever phobia." Our objectives were to assess parental and health care provider understanding of fever, its treatment, and beliefs about its consequences, as well as to identify parental sources of information about fever.