Rate of misdiagnosis getting worse!
jason.maude at ISABELHEALTHCARE.COM
Fri Sep 29 15:05:23 UTC 2017
The NPSF has just published an updated survey (attached with my highlights) of Americans’ experiences of medical error with pretty shocking results.
As a survey, we may think less of it but it essentially repeats and expands on questions from the first one done in 1997 and also one which our founding charity commissioned in 2005. The results are very consistent across all them. They also all used sample sizes of well over 2,000.
The shocking take away for me is that effectively the number of Americans who say they have experienced a misdiagnosis personally or of someone close to them is 24%, up from 17.5% in 2005. This is almost 1 in 4 of the adult population!
Either the figures are rubbish or how is it there are not riots on the streets?!
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