A test is a useful tool, but can lead to ‘premature’ diagnosis

Epidemiology professor Dr. Mark Ebell was quoted by the Georgia Health News in a recent piece about “premature closure,” a type of medical mistake that happens when a doctor reviews a patient’s symptoms and makes an initial diagnosis without adequately considering other possibilities.

Read the entire article at Georgia Health News.  Story also picked up on the Albany Herald.

– Ian Branam

Posted on January 16, 2016