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||2022|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Health condition||Ear Infections|
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|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.