Journal Article
Review

'So why didn't you think this baby was ill?' Decision-making in acute paediatrics.

Roland D, Snelson E. Archives of disease in childhood. Education and practice edition. 2019;104:43-48.

Clinical reasoning is a complex process that can be influenced by numerous factors. This review describes factors that influence decision-making in acute pediatric care. The authors discuss difficulty in history taking, biases, and other elements that can degrade the patient assessment required to inform appropriate diagnosis and treatment.