Table 1

Characteristics of the retrieved clinical practice guidelines

TitleYear of publicationCountry/regionLevel of developmentOrganisationAuthors numberNumber of references
Clinical report – fever and antipyretic use in children2 2011USANationalAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)2885
Update of the 2009 Italian Pediatric Society guidelines about management of fever in children27 2014ItalyNationalItalian Pediatric Society (SIP)21162
Management of acute fever in children: guideline for community healthcare providers and pharmacists30 2013South AfricaNationalNo specified823
Feverish illness in children: assessment and initial management in children younger than 5 years44 2013UKNationalNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)17138 (2013 update) +
289 (2007 edition)
Children and infants with fever – acute management47 2010Australia/NSWNew South Wales, AustraliaNew South Wales (NSW)
Ministry of Health
Management of fever without focus in children (excluding neonates) clinical guideline48 2013Australia/ SouthSouth AustraliaSouth Australia (SA)
Ministry of Health
Not specified25
WHO pocket book of hospital care for children: guidelines for the management of common childhood illness49 2013InternationalWHO1729