misdiagnosis

Study: Virginia Doctors Misdiagnose Nearly 1 in 6 Patients

According to the Washington Post, recent studies reflect significant numbers of physicians are misdiagnosing patients, leading to consider harm to patients. A 2009 report funded by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that 28 percent of 583 diagnostic mistakes reported anonymously by doctors were life-threatening or had resulted in death or permanent disability. A

Lauren Ellerman
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