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A Missed Opportunity to Diagnose Child Abuse


Objective: To determine the incidence of missed previous opportunities to diagnose physical child abuse in patients subsequently diagnosed with healing abusive fractures. Methods: Authors from the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh looked at proven child abuse cases, which were based initially on skeletal surveys, from a 7-year period and collected data from electronic records on both the visit that resulted in the diagnosis and any previous medical visits (including primary care) i more...
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