Thursday, January 24, 2008

Five commonly misdiagnosed diseases -

Five commonly misdiagnosed diseases - "Don't assume no news is good news.
Another source of misdiagnosis: Lab results get lost or forgotten. A study by Dr. Tejal Gandhi at Harvard Medical School found that up to 33 percent of physicians did not always notify patients about abnormal test results. 'No news is not good news,' says Dr. Saul Weingart, vice president for patient safety at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. 'It might be that the report fell down behind someone's desk.'"

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