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Named/designated doctor status and judgement in child-protection scenarios
  1. S Power
  1. Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR; Simon
    . Power{at}rbh.nhs.uk
  1. S Power, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR; Simon. Power{at}rbh.nhs.uk

Abstract

Four child-protection scenarios were sent to 200 named/designated and non-named/non-designated doctors. The respondents judged each scenario as abuse or accident and indicated their degree of certainty. There was a 71% response rate. There were no significant differences in judgement or degrees of certainty of judgement between the two groups.

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  • Funding: Self-funded.

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Ethics approval: Bolton Local Research Ethics Committee.

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