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Could it be abuse? An approach to detecting physical abuse in pediatric patients

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Physicians have a responsibility to report any suspected child abuse. This is not easy. Identifying non-accidental trauma can be challenging, and is often guided by little more than a suspicion on the side of physician. It can be uncomfortable to think of the patient’s parents or caregivers as the cause of injury. Nevertheless, the physician who identifies abuse can save their patient’s life. An analogy can be drawn to the way emergency physicians …