Delayed diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome

Mark Graber graber.mark at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 3 13:06:00 UTC 2016


This is a just-released report that surveyed patients in an international registry about their diagnosis of PCOS.  We will be seeing a lot more patient-reported outcomes data in the future, and this study is an interesting demonstration of both its power and its limitations.  Over a third of women reported over a 2-year delay in establishing the diagnosis, but the variability in time-to-diagnosis was large.  We need studies like this to begin understanding what timeliness means.  Next step - exploring why the diagnosis was established expeditiously for many patients, and so slowly for many others.

Mark L. Graber MD FACP
President, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine







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