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I’ve spent precious time struggling to understand how my diagnosis was missed

In adverse events, Patient Safety on May 12, 2012 at 11:59 am

I have not been to this site for awhile but when I went there today it touched me as usual. I thought it deserved a post
http://www.patientadvocare.blogspot.com/
These are some heartbreaking patient stories that help us see how much the transformation of heathcare is needed.
Some quotes:
“I’ve spent precious time struggling to understand how my diagnosis was missed. I’ve struggled with the knowledge that the delay in diagnosis resulted in a delay in treatment, which could have alleviated so many years of intense suffering, and potentially added many more years to my life (especially had I known to stop taking HRT).”
“At some point, Paul’s psychiatrist explained that his diabetes probably resulted from taking Seroquel. Paul wondered why doctors would prescribe him a drug that caused another illness, but he figured at first that they knew what they were doing.”

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