By Evan Falchuk
Millions of patients still are getting the wrong diagnosis and treatment worldwide, despite the “latest and greatest” medical advances. At Best Doctors, our 2011 data from the US showed 29% of cases came to us having been misdiagnosed, while another 60% required a change or improvement in treatment. How can this still be happening so often?
The Seattle Times is carrying an editorial I wrote which explores what we see as the root causes of so many patients being misdiagnosed every year; related costs and wasteful spending; and the core changes we believe need to happen in today’s health care approach to address what we view as a public health crisis.
Check it out and share your thoughts.