J Opioid Manag 2020 Mar/Apr;16(2):155-159
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Caregiver-fabricated illness in a child (CFIC) can result in unnecessary, potentially harmful medical investigations and treatment. As pediatric pain has historically been undertreated, the movement for more compassionate treatment has led to an increase in analgesic prescribing in children and adolescents. Overall, this has been a positive change but this may also lead to unintentional harm, partic-ularly if CFIC is not considered as a possibility in the presentation. Read More