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Misdiagnosis Resulted in 34 Percent of Malpractice Cases Involving Serious Harm

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) released new research that found inaccurate or delayed diagnoses are the most common, most catastrophic and most costly of medical errors. The study was published in the journal Diagnosis. Researchers found that about one in three (34 percent) of malpractice cases resulted in serious harm is due to an inaccurate or delayed …