Reflections on misdiagnosis.


It is correct to speak of misdiagnosis when, at the end of the diagnostic procedure, a disease which could not be proved by autopsy is assumed by the physician to be present; furthermore, when the non-recognition of the true disease leads to a worsening of the patient's prognosis. In contrast, the false positive and the false negative diagnoses have no… (More)


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@article{Kirch1994ReflectionsOM, title={Reflections on misdiagnosis.}, author={Wilhelm Kirch and C Schafii}, journal={Journal of internal medicine}, year={1994}, volume={235 5}, pages={399-404} }