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Delay in diagnosis – A general overview

Posted in Medical Negligence on 23rd Dec 2021
A delayed diagnosis or late diagnosis is when an illness or medical condition is missed by a medical professional, and only spotted when it’s more advanced. ‘Delayed diagnosis’ also refers to an instance where a patient’s health condition, disease or ailment is not diagnosed within a reasonable amount of time. It does not refer to instances when a patient does not seek medical care as there has been no opportunity for the diagnosis to have been made by a doctor. If ill or injured, it is vital to ensure a patient gets treated as soon as possible...
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