The Value of a Second Opinion at the Mayo Clinic

Ted.E.Palen at KP.ORG Ted.E.Palen at KP.ORG
Wed Apr 5 17:58:36 UTC 2017


Hi all
I think this study lacks a lot. 
Who is to say that the Mayo diagnosis is the gold standard?
Have they validated that their diagnoses are correct?
I would like to see what percent of their diagnoses are wrong.

I cannot believe this got published due to the poor methodology employed, 
and not adjusting for bias, confounders.

I believe Mayo may be blinded by their own status.




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From:   Mark Graber <Mark.Graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG>
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Date:   04/04/2017 04:25 PM
Subject:        [IMPROVEDX] The Value of a Second Opinion at the Mayo 
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Just coming out – this study from the Mayo Clinic finds that 20% of 
referred patients end up with a very different diagnosis.  The findings 
are very similar to the results from the second opinion program at Best 
Doctors, as referenced in the Mayo Clinic article.  In both cases, 
however, these are not randomly selected patients being studied – they are 
patients who were concerned enough about their initial diagnosis (or lack 
thereof) to seek out the second opinion.
 
Mark
 
Mark L Graber MD FACP
President, SIDM
Senior Fellow, RTI International
Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University 

 


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