1 in 20 adult outpatients misdiagnosed

17Apr2014

1 in 20 adult outpatients misdiagnosed

An article published in the Boston Globe yesterday really struck a chord with us here at i-Human Patients – statistics like these are exactly what we are hoping to improve by getting our product into the hands of every educator and student in healthcare!

http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2014/04/16/adult-outpatients-misdiagnosed-new-study-reports/nVQ18BMjvTbkoCi0aRfwLO/story.html

Excerpt:

“At least 1 in 20 adult outpatients receives an incorrect diagnosis from their doctor, according to a new study. Sometimes the consequences are minor — calling something an “allergy” when it’s really a cold, for instance. But in more than 6 million patients a year in the United States, such misdiagnosis could have major consequences, such as a dangerous delay in cancer treatment.”

  • 17 Apr, 2014
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