New Malpractice Study Finds Link In Delayed Or Inaccurate Diagnosis

A third of all malpractice cases that result in death or permanent disability stem from an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis. That’s according to research by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Paul Epner, the organization’s chief executive officer, says that patients can help get a more accurate diagnosis by being prepared to be specific when they go to the doctor.

Epner adds that patients should not be afraid to ask a doctor as many questions as necessary and should never worry about getting a second opinion.