Outpatient Diagnostic Errors Affect 1 In 20 Adults, British Medical Journal Reveals

Published: May 21, 2014

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Misdiagnoses in outpatient settings affect up to 12 million adults in the United States each year, findings published in BMJ Quality and Safety suggest. The meta-analysis looked at three large studies which identified misdiagnoses in the primary-care setting. Two of the studies focused on cancer specifically, and the other study identified close to 70 different conditions that were misdiagnosed.

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