4 Evidence generation recommendations

4.1 Further evidence generation is recommended on:

  • how the test affects time to antibiotics in smaller, non-specialist centres and outside of neonatal intensive care units

  • how the test result affects antibiotic prescribing decisions

  • the failure rate of the test

  • the diagnostic accuracy of the test.

See the evidence-generation plan for further information on the prioritised evidence gaps and outcomes, ongoing studies, potential real-world data sources, and how remaining evidence gaps can be resolved through the design of real-world evidence studies.