Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Getting the Diagnosis Wrong

Danielle Ofri, MD, in a 10.8.15 NY Times post, writes:

Diagnostic accuracy is fiendishly difficult to measure precisely, but it is estimated that doctors get it wrong in one out of 10 to one out of 20 cases. The Institute of Medicine has taken up the subject, and its new report offers the chilling observation that nearly everyone will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetimes.

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