Navigation Links
45 Percent Of Errors In Cancer Diagnosis Harm The Patient

The frequency of errors in the diagnosis has crept up lately and this is causing harm to the patients either in the form of unnecessary treatment or repeat diagnostic tests, says a new study that was published online today by the journal Cancer//.

Stephen S. Raab, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues studied 24,000 cases in four unnamed institutions in the Pittsburgh area. They found that erroneous diagnosis was made in nearly 1,300 cases. The percentage of error was maximum with gynecology cases and was reported to be in the region of 1.8 percent to 9.4 percent. Other specialties accounted for errors between 4.9 percent to 11.8 percent. In 45 percent of the gynecologic errors, some harm was caused to the patients with 6 percent undergoing unnecessary hysterectomies. 39 percent of the non-gynecologic errors caused some harm to the patients. Almost half of these errors were attributed to poor pathological interpretation, while the rest were attributed to poor tissue sampling given for biopsy. "It is exceedingly difficult to measure the true frequency of errors in cancer diagnosis because of the variety of detection methods used, bias, and the inability of institutions to secondarily review large case volumes," the study authors wrote. "The standardization and uniform reporting of errors in cancer diagnosis is a first step in improving safety.”
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Births Out Of Wedlock Increased To 42 Percent in 2004 in the UK
2. Community Dentists To Receive 10 Percent Salary Boost
3. Almost 30 Percent Dentists Refuse To Sign NHS Contracts
4. Polyunsaturated Fats And Vitamin E Cut MND Risk By 60 Percent
5. More Than 50 Percent Indians Aged Over 40 Have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
6. Around 20 Percent Take-Out Foods Are Unhygienic
7. 47 Percent Children Suffer from Malnutrition: Survey
8. About 5 Percent of Adults with Insomnia Use Alternative Therapies
9. A Laboratory Filtration System Kills 100 Percent Of Dangerous Microbes In Water
10. 11 Percent Increase of Addictive Nicotine in Cigarettes: Report
11. Healthy Behaviors Can Prevent at Least 50 Percent of Cancer Deaths
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... According to a new study by NCPA ... does not obey the rules Congress has directed the CBO to follow. The CBO ... reform would restore. Yet, it estimates a reduction in employer-based coverage due to the ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... , ... The iaedp Foundation, the premier provider of educational programs and training ... the full spectrum of disordered eating, announced today that the 2017 Symposium set a ... states and several countries converged on the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Shamanic healer and teacher Anahata Ananda ... Spiritual Awakening, proudly presents her Sacred Peru retreat with world famous shaman ... journey during the Summer Solstice will also be her final international retreat, Anahata ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... wanted to create a communications platform that positions them as the go-to thought ... ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, views and advocacy ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... On June 9, 2017, ... Claims Litigation seminar in Chicago, Illinois. She will present on: , Filing ... litigated under ERISA involve claims for long-term disability benefits. This session will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , Latin ... provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017  Eli Lilly ... announced plans to invest $850 million in its ... facilities across its U.S. enterprise, including research laboratories, ... investments are being driven by demand for Lilly ... potential medicines in development targeting cancer, pain, diabetes ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 2017  Mirabilis Medical, a Seattle ... non-invasive surgery, announced today CE Mark authorization for ... uterine fibroids throughout the European Union.  The company ... the US Food and Drug Administration to begin ... the United States.  The Mirabilis System combines high-speed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: