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Should I ask for a second opinion?

May 2nd, 2017 by

New research has shown that more than a fifth of patients who do ask for one discover that their first diagnosis was incorrect

How do you know your doctor has made the right diagnosis? According to new research, more than 20% of patients sent for a second opinion will indeed have had an incorrect first diagnosis. And if this study, in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, sounds scary, then it only echoes a report in 2015 from the National Academy of Medicine in the US saying that most people will have at least one incorrect or late diagnosis.

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