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Key Action Statement Profile: KAS 1B

Aggregate evidence quality Grade C 
Benefits Identify AOM in children when the diagnosis is not highly certain. 
Risks, harms, cost Overdiagnosis of AOM. Reduced precision in diagnosis. 
Benefits-harms assessment Benefits greater than harms. 
Value judgments None. 
Intentional vagueness Criteria may be more subjective. 
Role of patient preferences None 
Exclusions None 
Strength Recommendation 
Notes Recent onset of ear pain means within the past 48 hours. 
Aggregate evidence quality Grade C 
Benefits Identify AOM in children when the diagnosis is not highly certain. 
Risks, harms, cost Overdiagnosis of AOM. Reduced precision in diagnosis. 
Benefits-harms assessment Benefits greater than harms. 
Value judgments None. 
Intentional vagueness Criteria may be more subjective. 
Role of patient preferences None 
Exclusions None 
Strength Recommendation 
Notes Recent onset of ear pain means within the past 48 hours. 
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