TV Interview with Mark Graber and Sonia Millsom of Best Doctors

Vic Nicholls nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 8 00:21:30 UTC 2014


Mark,

What about not giving the notes/thoughts of the first physician to the 
second? This is where I found I was the most successful. The problems I 
had in terms of missed/delayed diagnosis where when the first physician 
gave his thoughts to the second. When I stopped the transfering of 
records, it seemed to work every time.

That was with one particular specialist. That is the only other item 
I've noticed. I suspect it was because of a personality issue rather 
than anything else.

Victoria

On 12/7/2014 11:11 AM, Mark Graber wrote:
>
> Sonia Millsom (Best Doctors) and I were guests this week on the “Larry 
> Parks Show”, a NYC TV production, to talk about diagnostic errors and 
> second opinion program offered by Best  Doctors.
>
> The link to the 30 minute interview is here 
> <https://vimeo.com/113742396>:           (https://vimeo.com/113742396)
>
> Larry’s main interests are in the area of economics, so we briefly 
> discussed the current federal funding for dx error research.  We’re 
> not exactly sure of the amount, but its probably less than $2M/year 
> right now.  This is for a problem that accounts for an estimated 
> 40,000 - 80,000 deaths per year in the US.  By way of comparison, 
> breast cancer accounts for 40,000 deaths per year, and receives NIH 
> research funding of $660,000,000.
>
> Best Doctors is a Founding Member of SIDM, and shares our vision to 
> improve the reliability of diagnosis.  Best Doctors provides second 
> opinions for patients, an extremely valuable service IMHO.  Fresh eyes 
> on a case add perspective and can help catch mistakes.  I’d like to 
> see more second opinions in medical practice.  How can we encourage 
> these?  How can we identify the clinicians  most interested and most 
> skilled in providing second opinions?  Seems like an admirable career 
> path to me — so we could add to specialists and intensivists and 
> hospitalists - “Second Opinionist”
>
> Mark L Graber MD FACP
> President, SIDM
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