Diagnostic Errors

October 6, 2017

Getting misdiagnosed with a condition that you don’t have is more common than you might think. According to one study, diagnostic errors occur in as many as 12 million people – or 1-in-20 American adults to be more exact.1 The fact is, many of our favorite celebrities have been misdiagnosed…
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October 31, 2015

Treatment from medical professionals typically starts with the diagnostic process, which can involve blood tests, imaging tests, biopsies and/or other assessments. While making the right diagnosis can be tricky and can take some time, especially when people may be suffering from multiple conditions, tragically, doctors (and others) don’t always perform…
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May 8, 2014

When doctors fail to diagnose patients, make the wrong diagnosis or make other diagnostic errors in the course of treatment, the consequences can be devastating and even possibly deadly. This is because conditions and illnesses can be allowed to progress and/or spread, making these conditions harder (if not impossible) to…
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April 26, 2014

Approximately 12 million people who visit outpatient medical facilities in the U.S. are misdiagnosed every year, according to the results of a recent study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Quality & Safety. In fact, by evaluating the data from three larger studies conducted in the recent past, researchers…
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March 10, 2014

When we go to a doctor to get an official diagnosis, we want to be able to trust that these medical professionals have the proper training and experience to make the right diagnosis, as well as to prescribe and administer the appropriate treatments. Tragically, however: This is not always the…
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