Rate of misdiagnosis getting worse!

Peggy Zuckerman peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 29 17:00:01 UTC 2017


Jason, I would say that most patients are either too busy trying to deal
with the consequences of the medical errors, or think that these errors are
atypical--that they had the single bad doctor or single poor hospital.

Furthermore, as they come to understand that they have been harmed, there
is no clear way to correct those errors or even bring some attention to a
problem.  Often, the only option seems to bring a legal suit, and few
patients have the heart or financial resources to do that.

Peggy

Peggy Zuckerman
www.peggyRCC.com

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 8:05 AM, Jason Maude <
jason.maude at isabelhealthcare.com> wrote:

> 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?!
>
>
>
> Regards
>
> Jason
>
>
>
> Jason Maude
>
> Founder and CEO Isabel Healthcare
> Tel: +44 1428 644886 <+44%201428%20644886>
> Tel: +1 703 879 1890 <(703)%20879-1890>
> www.isabelhealthcare.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
>
> To unsubscribe from IMPROVEDX: click the following link:
> http://list.improvediagnosis.org/scripts/wa-IMPDIAG.exe?
> SUBED1=IMPROVEDX&A=1 or send email to: IMPROVEDX-SIGNOFF-REQUEST@
> LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
>
> Moderator:David Meyers, Board Member, Society for Improving Diagnosis in
> Medicine
>
> To learn more about SIDM visit:
> http://www.improvediagnosis.org/






Moderator: David Meyers, Board Member, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine


HTML Version:
URL: <../attachments/20170929/d70b242b/attachment.html>


More information about the Test mailing list