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Investigations in Paediatrics

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 18 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:749
  1. Linda Hutchinson

    Ed Douglas P Addy Saunders, £27, pp 314 ISBN 0 7020 1737 X

    I have always envied those doctors who sum up their entries in patients' notes with a clear, precise “impression” and “plan.” The more complicated and diverse the case the more humbling it is to read their logical, well thought out suggestions for investigations and treatment. In paediatrics it is important to have a sensible approach as children can be technically difficult to investigate and most tests can be physically and emotionally difficult for the child and family. An unwell child needs appropriate care, and although there is …

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