Diagnostic Errors

6 Celebrities Who Had Misdiagnosed Medical Cases

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 with a condition that [...]

2020-10-09T11:45:40-07:00October 6th, 2017|Misdiagnosis Statistics|

4 Misdiagnoses Myths Debunked

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 the right testing, read [...]

2020-10-12T11:16:42-07:00October 31st, 2015|Diagnostic Errors, Malpractice|

Misdiagnoses Affect 12 Million Americans Each Year, New Study Reports

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 found that: A study [...]

2014-06-25T03:28:57-07:00April 26th, 2014|Blog, Diagnostic Errors, Malpractice|

Misdiagnosis Statistics: How Often Do Diagnostic Errors Occur?

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: Misdiagnosis statistics reveal that diagnostic errors are more common [...]

2019-03-07T09:01:17-08:00March 10th, 2014|Blog, Diagnostic Errors, Malpractice, Misdiagnosis Statistics|

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