MDs Admit Low Confidence In Diagnosing Musculoskeletal Complaints in Children
Sharmila Jandial, Andrea Myers, Elspeth Wise, Helen E. Foster
Musculoskeletal Research Group,
Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne,
United Kingdom. sharmila.
A recent study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, details the results of sending questionnaires to a broad spectrum of British medical providers (practicing in Primary Care, Pediatrics, Emergency Care, and Orthopedics management). These doctors were asked to self-rate their confidence in pediatric musculoskeletal clinical assessment.
The depressing results are that 73% of these doctors graded themselves as having “low” to “no” confidence in their pediatric assessment skills.  (more…)