Thousands of vets misdiagnosed in Veterans Affairs traumatic brain injury exam mishap - WXYZ.com

Mark Graber mark.graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
Wed Nov 23 16:05:46 UTC 2016


Please excuse my bias as a VA provider, but the headline about misdiagnosis of TBI in combat veterans is probably highly misleading.  This is NOT a story about botched diagnoses.  The VA has been at the forefront of studying and trying to characterize and diagnose TBI since the war in Iraq.  This is a story about how much progress has been made in recognizing and understanding TBI over the past decades, transparency in admitting that the science of diagnosis in this field has advance considerably and trying to do the right thing for the affected patients (and being able to do so by tracking them through registries).  Its a story of how diagnosis improves, more than how it fails.

Mark

Mark L Graber MD FACP
Senior Fellow, RTI International
Professor Emeritus, SUNY Stony Brook
President, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine




On Nov 23, 2016, at 9:37 AM, HM Epstein <hmepstein at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

25 thousand veterans were just notified their traumatic brain injury was misdiagnosed. VA admits to 8 years of mishandling how the patients were diagnosed and treated. And then how their claims were rejected. 

This article is just about one city's numbers. 

http://www.wxyz.com/news/hundreds-of-local-vets-misdiagnosed-in-veterans-affairs-traumatic-brain-injury-exam-mishap <http://www.wxyz.com/news/hundreds-of-local-vets-misdiagnosed-in-veterans-affairs-traumatic-brain-injury-exam-mishap>

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