May 8th, 2012

Wrong Diagnoses Cost Money and Lives

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The issue? Misdiagnosis. But I’m willing to bet that if you asked most people about it, they still wouldn’t fully understand what you meant. A few timely facts to help illustrate: the Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that 26 percent of medical intensive care cases were misdiagnosed, while the Journal of Clinical Oncology found up to a stunning 44 percent of some types of cancer are misdiagnosed.

 

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