As per recent study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston USA, the major diagnostic discrepancies / errors are up to 20-30% of cases, suggesting that the working or final clinical diagnosis may be wrong in as many as one in five patients overall.
Diagnostic errors are estimated to account for 40,000–80,000 deaths annually in U.S. hospitals alone. These figures only partially account for patients whose ambulatory misdiagnoses lead to death, and they do not include nonlethal disability, which may be just as common as death.
Approximately 4% of radiologic interpretations rendered by radiologists in daily practice contain errors due to many reasons.
The error rate can be easily reduced by 'Peer Review' where report generated by Primary Radiologist is reviewed by second Radiologist. But unfortunately it is not done in 95% Diagnostic centers. Our goal is to provide Second opinion to substantially reduce the potential of a misdiagnosis and prevent unnecessary costly, painful, and even potentially harmful treatment.
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