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Journal Article
Study

Evaluation for occult fractures in injured children.

Wood JN, French B, Song L, et al. Pediatrics. 2015;136:232-40.

This study assessed an error of omission—failure to assess children for occult fractures—in several clinically indicated situations, and found that such errors occur in about half of cases. Interventions to prompt specific actions, like checklists, may be useful in this clinical arena.