Decision Aid Summary
|Ear problems: Should my child be treated for fluid buildup in the middle ear?
|Parents of children who have fluid behind their eardrums for 3 or more months.
|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.
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|Type of decision aid
|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: 2019-06-26.