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Study: 100k patients injured, die each year after misdiagnosis


More than two-thirds of diagnostic errors linked to malpractice claims occurr in emergency departments or outpatient clinics, new research suggests. File Photo by Tyler Olson/Shutterstock

More than two-thirds of diagnostic errors linked to malpractice claims occurr in emergency departments or outpatient clinics, new research suggests. File Photo by Tyler Olson/Shutterstock

July 11 (UPI) -- About 100,000 people are disabled or die each year due to a medical misdiagnosis, a study says, with a large proportion of them linked to just three groups of medical condition.

Nearly 38 percent of diagnostic errors that result in death or permanent disability ...


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