Thus AIOS scoring can used to rationalize in-hospital services and on educating mother it can boost the skill in identifying severity of illness.
Though AIOS can predict clinical outcome in children with pneumonia it is not superior to IMNCI in same regards.
Being a subjective score inter-observer variation in scoring and assessing the correlation of AIOS with the etiology of pneumonia needs to be addressed.
AIOS scoring has good internal consistency and external validity.
AIOS scoring cannot be used as a sensitive tool to classify illness severity in pneumonia.
AIOS correlates well with abnormal X ray findings and therapeutic decision taken by the physician.
AIOS has good correlation with initial SpO2 reading.
Both IMNCI and AIOS predict clinical outcome similarly in community acquired pneumonia.
AIOS can be used as a tool to decide on therapeutic modalities and prognosticating a child with pneumonia admitted to the hospital by a physician.