How frequently do emergency physician pediatric musculoskeletal radiograph interpretations differ from radiologist interpretations and lead to adverse events?

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Why is this study important?

Pediatric musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries are one of the most common emergency department (ED), presentations of this age group. However, the rate of interpretation discrepancy between emergency physicians (EPs) and radiologists as well as the impact of these discrepancies are unknown. This study measures the interpretation discrepancy rate and the associated predictors and adverse events (AEs).

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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