Medical research

Researchers identify health conditions likely to be misdiagnosed

For a patient, a diagnostic error can mean the difference between life and death. While estimates vary, likely more than 100,000 Americans die or are permanently disabled each year due to medical diagnoses that initially ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study suggests overdiagnosis of schizophrenia

In a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis ...

Health

Recommendations issued for enhancing ICU diagnostic safety

(HealthDay)—Identifying and reducing diagnostic errors in the intensive care unit (ICU) should be a top priority, according to a perspective article published in the Aug. 1 issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Health

Mayo Clinic researchers demonstrate value of second opinions

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that as many as 88 percent of those patients go home with a new ...

Health

Harried doctors can make diagnostic errors

When a person goes to the doctor, there's usually one thing they want: a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made, a path toward wellness can begin.

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