Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis

“20 percent of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed, study says”
(Washington Post — April 4, 2017)
More than 20 percent of patients who sought a second opinion at one of the nation’s premier medical institutions had been misdiagnosed by their primary care providers, according to new research published Tuesday….”Doctors are humans, and they make the same cognitive mistakes we all make,” said Mark L. Graber, founder of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.

“Clinic falsely told dozens they had Alzheimer’s, suit says”
(Times Union — February 10, 2017)
Gary fell into depression, spending his final weeks sitting in a chair with his hands in his lap until he went into their garage and shot himself in the head, she said.  An autopsy did not show any signs of Alzheimer’s she said.
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