BOSTON (CBS) – Boston-based organization Best Doctors says in its mission statement that in today’s health care maze, patients must be educated about their health and act as their own best advocate, particularly when it comes to being misdiagnosed.
Best Doctors recently ran an opinion piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Five steps patients can take to prevent a misdiagnosis.”READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Since at least 20% of the cases we see come to us having been misdiagnosed, and our experts wind up making treatment corrections or changes in 60% of our cases, we believe we’re correct when we say misdiagnosis is a public health crisis – not only here in the U.S., but worldwide.READ MORE: Johnny Peirson, Former Bruins Player And Broadcaster, Dies At Age 95
There are steps patient can take, though, to avoid being misdiagnosed.MORE NEWS: Hundreds March In Boston Demanding Justice For Daunte Wright's Death
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern reports.