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Dr. Ken's Corner: Errors in Diagnosis: Under the Microscope

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Oct 29, 2014 9:07:27 PM

"A patient with abdominal pain dies from a ruptured appendix after a doctor fails to do a complete exam. A biopsy comes back positive for prostate cancer, but no one follows up when the lab result gets misplaced. A child's fever and rash are diagnosed as a viral illness, but they turn out to be a much more serious case of bacterial meningitis," (The Wall Street Journal, November 18, 2013).

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Topics: Dr. Ken Teufel, quality care, diagnostic errors, Dr. Ken's Corner, Johns Hopkins University, medical technology, red flags, The Wall Street Journal

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