Journal Article
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Pediatric clinician perspectives on communicating diagnostic uncertainty.

Meyer AND, Giardina TD, Khanna A, et al. International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. 2019.

This interview study examined how pediatric clinicians communicate diagnostic uncertainty to parents. Researchers found that the clinicians adjusted their explanations based on patient factors like health literacy and on the strength of the clinician–family relationship. The authors conclude that the variability in communicating diagnostic uncertainty signals a need to develop and test best practices.