Beyond biases?

Peggy Zuckerman peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 8 19:56:13 UTC 2017


How is it possible for a child so severely impacted by his unrecognized
disease to have to wait for two years to get an appointment at the
children's hospital?  Is that typical or was there some other reason not to
get the review needed when it was obvious that this was a complex situation?

Shocking and to read that the child died of sepsis in such a setting is
beyond belief.
Peggy

Peggy Zuckerman
www.peggyRCC.com

On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 11:22 AM, Jason Maude <
jason.maude at isabelhealthcare.com> wrote:

> These 2 tragic cases of misdiagnosis have been reported recently by the
> Daily Mail:
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> 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
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> 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*!
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> With this number of visits we must have gone beyond ‘biases’ to just plain
> pig headedness!
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> 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.
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> Regards
>
> Jason
>
>
>
> Jason Maude
>
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