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1. Medical guidelines generally can be applied in __ to __% of cases.

a. 80-90%
b. 10-20%
c. 35-40%
d. 60-70%
e. 65-75%

2. Symptoms of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease can include:

a. Stiffness in the hip
b. Pain
c. Osteoarthritis
d. All of the above

3. Treatment of Perthes disease is rarely required in children under ___ or in cases in which less than half the femoral head is involved:

a. 10
b. 8
c. 6
d. 4


4. Studies of adult medical care suggest that roughly what percentage of hospital readmissions are preventable?

a. 5-10%
b. 15-20%
c. 30-35%
d. 40-45%

5. In a retrospective study among Children’s congenital heart surgery patients in 2009, a pre-operative diagnosis of failure to thrive was found to be a statistically significant factor for readmission.

a. True
b. False

6. Which lifestyle decisions can exacerbate the prevalence of urinary stones in children?

a. Obesity and associated elevated insulin levels
b. Diets high in salt
c. Genetic predisposition
d. All of the above

7. Palliative care was officially recognized as a subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialists (ABMS) in:

a. 2006
b. 2008
c. 2000
d. 2010

8. Which of the following factors are involved in transitioning young patients to adult healthcare, regardless of specialty area?

a. Physiology of disease and treatment
b. Insurance
c. Patient maturity level
d. All of the above

9. To be considered for the melody transcatheter pulmonary valve procedure, a patient will have had previous surgery in the area of the pulmonary valve and have a significant amount of narrowing, leakage or both.

a. True
b. False

10. The Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve procedure is most often employed in patients with:

a. Pulmonary atresia
b. Tetralogy of Fallot
c. Transposition of the great arteries
d. All of the above