May 8, 2012

Wrong Diagnoses Cost Money and Lives


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.

Tags: Cancer,, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, misdiagnosis

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