aNewDomain — Each year in the U.S. some 12 million adults who seek outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed, according to a study in the BMJ Quality & Safety Journal. That’s one out of 20 adult patients. And in half of those misdiagnosed cases, fully five percent of U.S. patient visits, there’s a potential for real harm.
The most common misdiagnosed signs in a medical exam are coughing, shortness of breath and abdominal pain. Here’s how next gen tech might make a difference, below.
Misdiagnosis in the U.S. infographic: online.adu.edu