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These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.
Objective of the Care Process Model
To provide care standards for community providers for the treatment and diagnosis for patients presenting with abdominal pain.
Physicians (Ambulatory, Urgent Care, Emergency Department, Community Physicians, Fellows, Resident Physicians); Nurse Practitioners
Children's Mercy Kansas City, "Abdominal Pain for Community Providers" (2022). Clinical Pathways.