other murky, messy Dx-related terms
janelhopper at COMCAST.NET
Thu Apr 10 16:06:04 UTC 2014
Hello. I have not followed all of this thread but feel the need to speak up, having long suffered misdiagnosis. The key word why these issues are not properly and coherently communicated is "the code." Doctors everywhere cover for the mistake. It becomes very hard for the patient to get proper care anywhere because doctors don't want to be attached to any kind of mistake.
Sole proprietorships seem like the only hope, and they are going by the wayside.
I think the problems are ego, lawyers, and apparently an ethos that protects the medical fraternity over the patient.
At least this seems to be clear in the case of their having missed my pernicious anemia and the many complications I now suffer.
I hope some of you might speak to what I am raising.
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> On Apr 9, 2014, at 12:14 PM, Lorri Zipperer <Lorri at ZPM1.COM> wrote:
> Thank you Alan for bringing the conversation back to a broader issue ;-).
> Messiness of terminology is problematic in many facets of patient safety.
> What terms do you think cause the most trouble in trying to not only communicate with our professional peers, but with our patients and families around Dx error and improvement efforts?
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