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Misdiagnoses – an investigative article

Two pictures. On the left is Denise B., a woman wearing a blue shirt, wrist and knee braces. She has short red hair and sits in front of a tree in the forrest. On the right is Rana T., a woman with long brown hair, who has sunglasses on her head, sitting in a park

Have you ever wondered if you are the only one who has been misdiagnosed by a medical professional in the past? In fact, you are in good company. Diagnostic errors are a global threat, but rarely do we hear about them. For this article, I interviewed several people who were affected by misdiagnoses and tried to find out what causes those mistakes and what consequences misdiagnosed people faced. Additionally, I spoke with the leading experts in the field of research about diagnostic errors and asked them how we could prevent these harmful mistakes in the future.


Image: Denise B., Copyright: Michael Kröning; Rana T., Copyright: Rana T.

Have you been affected by a diagnostic error in the past? And would you like to share your story? Then please contact me. I would love to hear about your experiences. 

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