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National Institute Of Health Says 1 Out Of 20 Diagnosis In Medical Care Is Wrong


Posted on Jan 28, 2016

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/21794/improving-diagnosis-in-health-care

The above link will send you to a report discussing diagnosis errors, how often they occur, why they occur, and what can be done to cut down on needless mistakes in care.

While it's comforting to know that providers get it right 19 out of 20 times, I'd hate to be the 1 out of 20 where they get it wrong.

These errors can have catestrophic effects.  I suggest any Facebook friend who is a health care provider download this report, read it, and forward it to their chief of staff and risk manager as well to attack this problem.

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