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

PIPSQC is pleased to share the recent publication in Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice, entitled "'So why didn't you think this baby was ill?' Decision-making in acute paediatrics."

The full publication is available online at:
https://ep.bmj.com/content/104/1/43.long

ABSTRACT:

Determining severity of illness and undertaking an adequate risk assessment is a fundamental part of acute paediatric practice. This review highlights physiology, communication, heuristics and external elements as factors which influence decision-making and discusses how incidence of disease and seniority of clinician impact might influence outcomes.