A correct diagnosis is of increasing importance

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605710
Title:
A correct diagnosis is of increasing importance
Authors:
Murphy, JFA
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605710
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
All clinicians are aware of the importance of reaching the correct diagnosis. It is impressed on every medical student and trainee from the outset. Khuller et al argue that diagnosis is more important than ever before because the patient has so much to lose when there is a misdiagnosis. A diagnostic error may result in the patient being denied timely, effective therapy or being administered potentially toxic, incorrect medications. Where a prompt treatment could have returned a patient to full health, the consequences of a wrong diagnosis can be devastating. Getting the right diagnosis is key for the patient. In addition to being made in a timely fashion, the diagnosis and implications must be communicated effectively. The key issues are timeliness and accuracy. Timing may be minutes in acute situations or weeks in relation to subacute disorders.
Keywords:
DIAGNOSIS; MEDICAL ETHICS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, JFAen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T12:02:09Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-18T12:02:09Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/605710en
dc.descriptionAll clinicians are aware of the importance of reaching the correct diagnosis. It is impressed on every medical student and trainee from the outset. Khuller et al argue that diagnosis is more important than ever before because the patient has so much to lose when there is a misdiagnosis. A diagnostic error may result in the patient being denied timely, effective therapy or being administered potentially toxic, incorrect medications. Where a prompt treatment could have returned a patient to full health, the consequences of a wrong diagnosis can be devastating. Getting the right diagnosis is key for the patient. In addition to being made in a timely fashion, the diagnosis and implications must be communicated effectively. The key issues are timeliness and accuracy. Timing may be minutes in acute situations or weeks in relation to subacute disorders.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectDIAGNOSISen
dc.subjectMEDICAL ETHICSen
dc.titleA correct diagnosis is of increasing importanceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
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