NAM report on health inequity

Peggy Zuckerman peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 14 21:28:43 UTC 2017

Of course, the most naive person knows that the diagnosis is the basis for
all treatment.  However,  the realization that diagnostic errors are so
prevalent seems nearly impossible--until those individuals start telling
the stories they know.  We all seem to think that the errors we know of are
simply rare.  It is too awful to comprehend that this is common.


Peggy Zuckerman

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Mark Graber <graber.mark at> wrote:

> The National Academy just released a major (530 pages !) report on health
> inequity.  Diagnosis was mentioned just twice in passing, reflecting on
> diagnostic delays in the homeless and native Americans.  This is an area
> with LARGE research gaps - it is very likely that diagnostic error is
> substantially more likely in AHRQ's special populations.
> PublicHealth/62502?xid=nl_mpt_DDendo_2017-01-14&eun=
> g8116817d28r&pos=111111111
> Mark L Graber MD FACP
> President Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM)
> Senior Fellow, RTI International
> Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University
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