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.
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