News Media Articles and TV Interviews

Check out the following news articles and TV interviews about diagnostic error.


NBC News: "Diagnosis Errors Report"




CBS News: "12 Million Americans Misdiagnosed Each Year"

"Each year in the U.S., approximately 12 million adults who seek outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed... This figure amounts to 1 out of 20 adult patients, and researchers say in half of those cases, the misdiagnosis has the potential to result in severe harm."


View the video and accompanying article by clicking on the image above, or you can view them directly on CBS News here.


 "Diagnostic Errors Put Millions of Patents at Risk"

 Read the article here.


 "Don't Let Your Doctor Get it Wrong"

 Read the article here.


"Some Doctors are Flubbing Measles Diagnoses: Here's Why"

 Read the article here.


"Misdiagnosis is More Common than Drug Errors or Wrong-site Surgery" 

"Until it happened to him, Itzhak Brook, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Georgetown University School of Medicine, didn’t think much about the problem of misdiagnosis. 'I consider myself lucky to be alive,' said Brook, now 72, of the 2006 ordeal, which he described at a recent international conference on diagnostic mistakes held in Baltimore. A physician for 40 years, Brook said he was "really shocked” by his misdiagnosis."

Read the article in the Washington Post here


 

  

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