janelhopper at COMCAST.NET
Wed Apr 23 18:33:43 UTC 2014
100 percent of my 70 doctors missed my pernicious anemia.
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> On Apr 23, 2014, at 10:45 AM, Vic Nicholls <nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Hmmm if you're talking about the flu, colds, etc. 40% is too much. Otherwise in my case 25% to 30% would be correct.
> My former PCP had a rate of about 100%. Simple: he knew my "reference ranges" were smaller and tighter, and took changes in them to figure it out. I learned to do the same thing and my hit rate was excellent. When you tried to tell other docs how to do that, I would get told it makes things harder that way. Well if all you are reading is a lab chart and making a decision I guess so.
> It requires a bit of brain cell thought but looking at a pattern and going aha doesn't seem to take me but about 15 min or less.
>> On 4/23/2014 12:01 PM, Pauker, Stephen wrote:
>> What # is quoted for freq of diag errors in routine practice
>> without reference to selection bias??
>> I think I heard a news story quoting something like 40% of encounters or patients.
>> Hard to believe that # which seems grossly inflated
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