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Failure to Diagnose is Bad; What's the Risk of Overdiagnoses?
Failure to Diagnose is Bad; What's the Risk of Overdiagnoses?

All too often we hear stories about the horrors of doctors failing to diagnose a disease resulting in the death of a patient. This can be particularly devastating in cases where cancer is the culprit, but doesn’t get caught in time. Such instances, if negligence can be ...

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Blog posts in February, 2014

  • Kansas Brain Injury Case Shows Doctor Discipline Can Take Years

    In 2007, Maribeth Chase underwent what was supposed to be a relatively routine bit of brain surgery — if any brain surgery can be called routine. The ...

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  • Deaf Man's Family Sues Hospitals for Failing to Communicate

    There is no substitute for good communication. It doesn’t matter what the context is, if solid communication is lacking, the chances increase that ...

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  • For Patients' Sake Student Calls for Ending 'Hospital Bullying'

    The importance of having a thick skin in the medical profession is something that is probably widely understood. Certainly anyone who has pushed ...

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  • Focus on Hearts in February Not Just About Valentine's Day

    A lot of people around Kansas City may be seeing red in February. It’s not because they are unusually angry. It so happens that February is designated ...

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  • Missouri Girl with Cerebral Palsy Pursues Passion with Teacher's Help

    Melissa Henricks has dreams. The Ballwin, Mo., girl also has a form of cerebral palsy, but her condition isn’t preventing her from pursing one ...

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