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One in Six Patients Report Getting Wrong Diagnosis


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A new survey found that nearly one in six patients believed their physician had made a wrong diagnosis or a treatment error. Roughly one in seven had changed doctors as a result.

In some cases, the doctor had not actually done anything wrong. But other cases suggested true errors -- one woman said her doctor had wanted to remove her breast due to a swollen lymph node, but it turned out to be the result of a bacterial infection.


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