Diagnostic error in the UK

Mark Graber Mark.Graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
Sat Apr 28 23:52:15 UTC 2018


Data provided by a law firm in the UK<https://www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk/news-blogs/campaign/the-rise-of-nhs-medical-negligence-claims/#ftn1> suggests that the incidence of diagnostic error in the National Health Service is increasing.  I haven’t seen longitudinal data of this sort on trends of dx error in the US.  The UK data is also interesting in showing that women are a third more likely than men to receive a wrong diagnosis than men, although the incidence of missed and delayed diagnosis seems about equal in men and women.
The authors speculate that the increased incidence might reflect increased physician workload, shorter visits, decreased supervision of junior doctors, and the aging patient population.
Mark L Graber MD FACP
President, SIDM
Senior Fellow, RTI International
Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University
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