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Mistakes Your Doctor May Be Making
 

Mistakes Your Doctor May Be Making

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Could your own doctor be putting your health at risk? These medical experts claim that doctors are at risk for making dangerous mistakes if they aren't up to speed on the latest treatments for health conditions.
 
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11 Nov 2016 - General
 
Rajinda Asalage I agree that there is a double standard for doctors when it comes to making mistakes.I think it rises from the fact that we are in a field that has small margin of error and the news of malpractice is easy to sensationalize for the media and certain for the general public to talk about. Also, you are correct in saying that most mistakes done are not life-threatening and can be corrected without d...
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One can say the doctors can not make mistakes. From those who ask like that, I would like to ask one question that is 'Do not others make mistakes?'. But that is true if doctors make mistakes someone can cost a life. But most of the time the mistakes made by the doctors are recorrected without allowing any harm to be happen to the life. For the occupation of doctors the most clever ones are chosen by the advanced level exam in Sri Lanka and even they too can make mistakes. The best examp...
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Tahira Nawaz Yes, doctors are infallible too. What the article did not mention was that finding the right doctor will decrease the chances of mistake. This is the reason why everyone is encouraged to see a general practitioner first than a specialist. A general practitioner is updated with most of the things mentioned in this article, except probably back pain. He/she can give the appropriate medication or referr...
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Doctors are also human beings, therefore, there are chances of mistakes during diagnosis and treatment. It does not mean that each doctor is making mistakes every time but certain conditions put the doctor toward wrong treatment and diagnoses such as overburden, lack of sleep, illness and some sort of family issues etc. it is advised to depend on doctor but focus what is going on and you must match your medical condition with diagnosis and treatment to prevent errors. The chances of mistakes can...
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It is just right to always trust your doctors because they have spent years and years of studying to be able to practice medicine. But then again, nothing in this world is ever certain and they wouldn't call it a "practice" if it were so. Doctors are known to be experts in the field of medicine and the only authorized professionals to treat people medically. However, they are not gods. Just like any other human being, they are not exempted from making mistakes. This article is a go...
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