26, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At physician offices and clinics in New York and across the country, doctors are making medical misdiagnoses
at an alarming rate.
Far too many people -- whether patients, policy makers, or doctors themselves -- still aren't aware of how often misdiagnoses
occur, and how easy it is for anyone to get the wrong opinion.
Misdiagnosing patients cost almost $39 billion in malpractice claims over the past quarter-century, according to a study in BMJ Quality & Safety Misdiagnoses
represent more than 28% of total paid malpractice claims and more than 35% of malpractice claim payouts, the study found.
The briefing document does not reveal the circumstances of the misdiagnoses
revealed to date.
There's an epidemic of misdiagnoses
today: that's the contention of sally M.
THOUSANDS of people could be taking unnecessary blood pressure drugs all their lives because of doctors' misdiagnoses
, according to a study out today.
Detection rates varied by specialty, with misdiagnoses
for 61% of patients who saw primary care physicians, 49% who saw psychologists / counselors, and 44% who saw psychiatrists.
3) Other common misdiagnoses
include reactive airway disease and croup.
SAN ANTONIO -- Misdiagnoses
of breast cancer patients' estrogen receptor status have increased sharply since pathology laboratories' near-universal shift from ligand-binding assay to immunohistochemistry, according to Dr.
The results are promising, however, in that more widespread use of these rapid cardiac marker tests as screening devices might prevent some misdiagnoses
The drug's ability to create symptoms mimicking Parkinson's is well documented, he says, but no one had examined whether metoclopramide generated misdiagnoses
among the elderly.
The Abbott hCG test kit is used across the country in hospitals and private laboratories and, according to the suit, could account for thousands of misdiagnoses