TV Interview with Mark Graber and Sonia Millsom of Best Doctors

Mittal, Manoj K MITTAL at EMAIL.CHOP.EDU
Mon Dec 8 15:52:33 UTC 2014


I agree with Victoria.

We have an opportunity for a fresh look at every patient anytime there is a change in care team, be it shift change in the ED, admission to Floor, transfer there from one team to the next, and the same in the out-patient arena.

Any time, things are not absolutely clear, we should do our utmost to fight diagnostic momentum, and reassess with an open mind, and follow the basics.



Thanks,

Manoj Mittal, MD

CHOP

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From: Vic Nicholls [nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2014 7:21 PM
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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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