Kids’ growth disorders missed

The researchers found 0.1 per 1000 children with a median age of five years screened were diagnosed with a new primary or secondary growth disorder using standard growth monitoring.

Prospectively introducing electronic health record integrated screening algorithms, and automatically transferring abnormal growth values to an endocrinologist increased the rate of diagnosis of growth disorders to 0.9 per 1000 children screened.

Referrals of children to specialists for suspected growth