A doctor gave me an inept diagnosis for a neurological problem. I should know: I’m a neurologist.
Horowitz SH. Washington Post. October 4, 2020.
The harm of misdiagnosis can be extended by lack of clinician recognition and acceptance of the error when a patient raises concerns. This news story shares the experience of a physician-patient whose recognition of a diagnostic mistake was initially dismissed. The author defines the repeated lack of organizational willingness to resolve the situation as a normalized deviance in health care.