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Getting The Diagnosis Wrong

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Each year millions of Americans get the wrong diagnosis from their doctor--a medical problem is seen as something else, missed entirely or identified late. Because of these errors, about 100-thousand patients die or are permanently disabled.

Neurologist Dr. David Newman-Toker heads a center at Johns Hopkins to improve how diagnoses are made. He shares steps patients can take to improve their odds. Original air date: Oct. 31, 2017.

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