Search Tag: delayed diagnosis

IMAGING Management

Approach to improving breast MR wait times

2018 10 Apr

Clinical demand for specialised MR examinations such as breast MR has increased. Long wait times for MR examinations may increase patient anxiety and can contribute to delayed diagnosis. A quality improvement (QI) initiative enabled a large referral academic radiology department to address the long wait times for breast MR, while ensuring that patient... Read more

Cardiology Management

Delayed diagnosis, not gender affects women’s treatment for heart disease

2017 28 Sep

Gender is not much of a factor in deciding whether women with heart disease should undergo the more complex multiple arterial revascularisation procedures that men receive, according to a new study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Instead, treatment is affected by factors such as delayed diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improving Patient Safety by Cutting Misdiagnosis

2015 23 Nov

According to researchers at RTI International, the Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Cente, it is time to take some action regarding misdiagnosis since nearly 12 million people in the U.S. are misdiagnosed annually. The opinion piece is published in the  New England Journal of Medicine. Mark Graber, MD, a... Read more

Cardiology Management

Risk Of Delayed Diagnosis For NVAF Patients

2014 02 Dec

The results of the European analysis of a global cardiology survey highlight the fact that, despite an increase in the number of non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients compared to five years ago, 97 percent of cardiologists believe that there is still a delay in patients reaching diagnosis. The findings of the survey were released during... Read more