Describes in detail the process of diagnosing the cause of a sore hip in a young girl. Related to the emergency room by her pediatrician, the child is subjected to a series of diagnostic tests over a period of two days, each designed to reduce the uncertainty about the cause of their symptoms. Allows the students to explore the process of patient care from the perspective of patients and their parents, the medical staff and the hospital manager.

Describes in detail the process of diagnosing the cause of a sore hip in a young girl. Related to the emergency room by her pediatrician, the child is subjected to a series of diagnostic tests over a period of two days, each designed to reduce the uncertainty about the cause of their symptoms. Allows the students to explore the process of patient care from the perspective of patients and their parents, the medical staff and the hospital manager.
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Richard Bohemian
Source: Harvard Business School
16 pages.
Release Date: 02 September 2003. Prod #: 604012-PDF-ENG
Pain in the hip HBR case solution

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