Decision Aid Summary

Title Ear problems: Should my child be treated for fluid buildup in the middle ear?
Audience Parents of children who have fluid behind their eardrums for 3 or more months.
Options included Treat fluid buildup in your child's middle ear.
Don't treat the fluid buildup.
Instead, wait and see if the fluid clears up on its own.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Ear Infections
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
7 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.