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Conversations on diagnostic uncertainty and its management among pediatric acute care physicians.

Patel SJ, Ipsaro A, Brady PW. Conversations on diagnostic uncertainty and its management among pediatric acute care physicians. Hosp Pediatr. Epub 2022 Feb 28. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-006076

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April 27, 2022
Patel SJ, Ipsaro A, Brady PW. Hosp Pediatr. 2022;Epub Feb 28.

Diagnostic uncertainty can arise in complex clinical scenarios. This qualitative study explored how physicians in pediatric emergency and inpatient settings mitigate diagnostic uncertainty. Participants discussed common mitigation strategies, such as employing a “diagnostic pause.” The authors also noted outstanding gaps regarding communicating diagnostic uncertainty to families.

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Patel SJ, Ipsaro A, Brady PW. Conversations on diagnostic uncertainty and its management among pediatric acute care physicians. Hosp Pediatr. Epub 2022 Feb 28. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-006076