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Study shows reliability, accuracy of expert panel in identifying abuse or injury in children

from News-Medical

When a child is brought to a pediatric emergency department with an injury, it can be difficult for physicians to precisely identify whether the injury is the result of abuse or an accident. One approach is to employ the opinion of a panel of pediatric injury experts. In a study led by University of Louisville biostatistician Doug Lorenz, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Public Health and Information Sciences, the reliability and accuracy of a nine--member expert panel was measured in determining the likelihood of abuse in more than 2,000 cases. more


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