For the seventh year in a row, pediatricians ranked temporal artery thermometry (TAT) number one in overall preference over any other thermometry method, according to a recent survey of physicians. Of the 268 survey respondents, 40.5 percent ranked TAT number one based on overall performance, compared to rectal, ear, oral and axillary thermometry. In addition, more than half (57.3 percent) of pediatricians ranked TAT number one in ease of use.
The new study further shows that Exergen is used and recommended more than any other thermometer brand – 42 percent of pediatricians use the Exergen TAT and 36 percent recommend it to their patients, ranking highest in both categories. In addition, the results show that nearly two-thirds of pediatricians (64.4 percent) who use or recommend Exergen temporal artery thermometers do so for patients of all ages, the highest percentage of any thermometer.
“We are pleased to see that pediatricians continue to embrace and recommend temporal artery thermometry over all other methods, and that the number of those physicians is steadily increasing,” said Dr. Francesco Pompei, CEO of Exergen Corporation. "With more than 60 clinical studies supporting its accuracy, physicians have come to trust and rely on the TemporalScanner. It is non-invasive, easy to use and accurate, which enhances the physician-patient bond."
Survey respondents noted strengths of temporal artery thermometry, including ease of use and accuracy. The survey also captured pediatricians' commentary about temporal artery thermometry. According to one physician respondent, "Temporal Artery Exergen has made my life very easy!" Another respondent said, “Temporal Artery is easy to use for nurse, patient and family.”
The survey was conducted by Pragmatic Research, Inc. and pediatricians were not told that it was sponsored by Exergen. The results were consistent with other independent research involving nurses and other healthcare professionals in various clinical settings.