October 2015 Archives

Institute of Medicine Releases Alarming Report on Prevalence of Medical Diagnosis Errors

The Institute of Medicine ("IOM") released a sweeping report in late September on the enormous problem of wrong or delayed diagnoses in American healthcare, finding that such failures to diagnose are so prevalent that it concluded "most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences," and indicating "urgent change is warranted to address this challenge."

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