Mayo Clinic research shows that second opinions often differ from initial evaluations.
One in five patients gets a surprise medical bill after elective surgeries such as a knee replacement or hysterectomy, according to a new study.
Every year, millions of American women are told that they have IBS, ovarian cysts, or dismissively, hypochondria. But they don't.
Dr. Timothy Ihrig, Medical Director of Palliative Care at the Trinity Regional Medical Center within the Unity Point Heath System, offers advice on how to ov...
See why clinician-patient communication, leadership of the care team, and support and empathy for the patient across the unit are the most important factors for success—and how physicians can embrace the role of
Better interpersonal skills can create stronger communication, increase safety and improve organizational culture.
A family physician met a dying man and asked something that hadn’t been covered by the specialists.
For the first time, doctors have a financial incentive to keep patients out of the hospital. That's leading to some interesting changes.
Here's the bad news: If you are old, a woman, or disabled, you are less likely to be trusted when you complain of extreme pain than if you were a young, ...
Twelve million Americans have three or more chronic illnesses, as well as a functional limitation that hinders them from performing basic tasks such as getting around the house. A new study shows who the sickest adults are, and how the health system is or isn't working for them.
Hospitals are sometimes responsible for creating an atmosphere where doctors misdiagnose patients.
Most people must have experienced a misdiagnosis in their lives at least once. Even if they haven’t experienced it themselves, they must have heard of a friend, family member or colleague who must have had a doctor diagnose them wrongfully. Not only are wrong diagnoses extremely common these days, they are also pretty dangerous for […]
A new study finds health insurers paid drastically different prices for common cancer therapies at top cancer hospitals.
We were often taught to look for symptoms, such as rashes, in a way that I knew wouldn’t appear on my own skin.'
Hundreds of people say a Michigan doctor falsely diagnosed them with epilepsy. He wouldn’t be the first to lie to patients about how sick they are.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Each year, thousands of medical studies are published worldwide to better help doctors understand how to treat patients. However, now more attention is being paid to…
Doctors aren't adequately trained to recognize disease symptoms in Black and brown skin, leading to misdiagnosis. Innovators are tackling the issue.
The world record for the high jump remained unbroken for years. Do you know what had to happen to break it? Somebody decided to try jumping backwards…Today we are going to look at how healthcare …
Doctors are supposed to be experts in their fields, which is why patients in Delaware put their trust in them when seeking a diagnosis. As many people have already realized though, misdiagnoses are
Misdiagnosis is an under-discussed issue that touches all aspects of healthcare and kills more than 40,000 people annually.
Engaged patients have better outcomes. Learn more about patient and family communication in this helpful blog post from PerfectServe.