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The frequency of misdiagnosis in healthcare is surprisingly high, particularly when complex conditions are involved. Studies show that among patients with significant illness, 21% of diagnoses were incorrect and 66% required modification.
While second opinions are an effective means of combatting misdiagnosis, incorporating them into the care path — including securing timely access to the best specialists for specific conditions, orchestrating medical record collection, and reinterpreting radiology and pathology — is a logistical challenge.
In this webinar, leaders from Cleveland Clinic and The Clinic, a unique joint venture that offers streamlined virtual second opinions in partnership with Amwell, will examine:
- How and why misdiagnosis really happen
- The clinical processes where diagnostic errors tend to occur
- The cost impact of misdiagnoses in overall episodes of care
- The four essential elements for successful incorporation of second opinions in complex care management