Items Tagged ‘misdiagnosis’

May 8, 2012

Wrong Diagnoses Cost Money and Lives

By Mystery User

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 […]

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Tags:, Journal of Clinical Oncology, misdiagnosis

April 29, 2012

Misdiagnosis: Millions of Patients Are Being Treated For the Wrong Conditions

By Mystery User

We read and hear a lot of headlines about health-care reform and related costs and hurdles. What we hear a lot less of, though, is misdiagnosis and why correcting the situation should be made a priority. Despite our “latest and greatest” technologies, 15 percent of all medical cases in developed countries are misdiagnosed, according to […]

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Tags: Journal of Clinical Oncology, misdiagnosis, The American Journal of Medicine

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