Good Agreement Between Parents and Physician in the Assessment of Ear Discharge in Children
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 08/01/2012
Van Dongen TMA et al. – Physicians often rely on parental observation of ear discharge in the follow–up after its treatment, but little is known about the reliability of this assessment. Follow–up data of trial participants treated for acute or chronic ear discharge showed a good agreement between parents’ and physician’s assessment, with high positive predictive values, but lower negative predictive values.