jason.maude at ISABELHEALTHCARE.COM
Tue Feb 7 19:22:35 UTC 2017
These 2 tragic cases of misdiagnosis have been reported recently by the Daily Mail:
1. The first is a 5 year old boy with a missed diagnosis of juvenile arthritis http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4198822/Boy-died-arthritis-two-years-misdiagnosis.html
2. The second covers a 24 year women with a missed diagnosis of brain tumor http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4172188/Fit-intelligent-woman-24-dies-brain-tumour.html
The most significant aspect of both these cases is that in the first the patient was seen 20x over 2 years by clinicians and in the second 14x over 9 months!
With this number of visits we must have gone beyond ‘biases’ to just plain pig headedness!
These cases show how the most effective and simple trigger to catch potential cases could be one that flags up re attenders for the same problem for a complete rethink.
Founder and CEO Isabel Healthcare
Tel: +44 1428 644886
Tel: +1 703 879 1890
To unsubscribe from the IMPROVEDX:
mail to:IMPROVEDX-SIGNOFF-REQUEST at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
or click the following link: IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
Address messages to: IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
For additional information and subscription commands, visit:
http://LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG/ (with your password)
Visit the searchable archives or adjust your subscription at:
Moderator: David Meyers, Board Member, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
To unsubscribe from the IMPROVEDX list, click the following link:<br>
<a href="http://list.improvediagnosis.org/scripts/wa-IMPDIAG.exe?SUBED1=IMPROVEDX&A=1" target="_blank">http://list.improvediagnosis.org/scripts/wa-IMPDIAG.exe?SUBED1=IMPROVEDX&A=1</a>
More information about the Test