Misdiagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism: Frequent and Harmful

Kind of a scary article:

Misdiagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism Found Frequent and Harmful – CME Teaching Brief – MedPage Today

Despite evidence-based guidelines, diagnostic mismanagement of a suspected pulmonary embolism is common and harmful, according to French researchers.
Two large studies reported in the Feb. 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine alerted physicians to a serious diagnostic problem involving a suspected pulmonary embolism and suggested a method of providing less subjective diagnoses for these patients.

February 7, 2006

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