Study: Misdiagnosis major issue, better care teamwork urged

September 22, 2015 3:09 PM

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Study: Misdiagnosis major issue, better care teamwork urged

WASHINGTON – A major report predicts most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis in their lifetime.

Getting the right diagnosis, at the right time, is key to good health care. Tuesday's report from the Institute of Medicine says errors involving diagnosis don't get enough attention, in part because there's no good count. One conservative estimate suggests 1 in 20 adults who seek outpatient care ea...

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