Most primary care malpractice claims in Mass. linked to diagnosis

10/2/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

An analysis revealed 72.1% of primary care malpractice claims in Massachusetts from 2005 through 2009 were associated with misdiagnosis, while 12.3% were linked to medications and 7.4% to other treatments. Diagnoses involved included cancer, heart diseases, stroke, blood vessel disease and infections, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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