Disclosing errors to patients can be difficult for clinicians due to fears of litigation and professional embarrassment, but disclosing the medical errors in diagnosis committed by a referring physicians adds another layer of complexity.
One-fifth of patients who sought a second opinion recently at a single academic medical center had received a different diagnosis from their primary care providers.
Knowing when to make a referral and when to look more carefully into a patient's problems on your own is difficult. However, it is important to consider all options when diagnosing a patient.
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