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Costs and consequences associated with misdiagnosed lower extremity cellulitis.

Weng QY, Raff AB, Cohen JM, et al. Costs and Consequences Associated With Misdiagnosed Lower Extremity Cellulitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;153(2). doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3816.

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November 23, 2016
Weng QY, Raff AB, Cohen JM, et al. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;153(2).

Misdiagnosis is common and can lead to unnecessary care, overuse, and increased costs. According to this study, misdiagnosis of cellulitis may result in anywhere from 50,000 to 130,000 unnecessary hospitalizations annually, leading to hundreds of millions of dollars in needless health care spending.

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Weng QY, Raff AB, Cohen JM, et al. Costs and Consequences Associated With Misdiagnosed Lower Extremity Cellulitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;153(2). doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.3816.

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