Current calculations have determined that one out of every twenty patients in the U.S. is given a totally inaccurate medical diagnosis. Sadly, these faulty diagnoses can result in permanent injury, death, delayed treatments, increased medical costs, as well as pain and suffering.
Sources and more information
- Frightening Statistics, Consequences of a Cancer Misdiagnosis, Other Consequences of Diagnostic Errors, Modern Imaging and Medical Information Technologies Offer Accuracy and Hope by reading Misdiagnosis in the US,
Adventist University of Health Sciences.
- All our posts tagged infographic, overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
- Watch this health infographics album on Flickr.