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July 21, 2021

Stroke hospitalization after misdiagnosis of "benign dizziness" is lower in specialty care than general practice: a population-based cohort analysis of missed stroke using SPADE methods.

Chang TP, Bery AK, Wang Z, et al. Stroke hospitalization after misdiagnosis of "benign dizziness" is lower in specialty care than general practice: a population-based cohort analysis of missed stroke using SPADE methods. Diagnosis (Berl). Epub 2021 Jun 20. doi: 10.1515/dx-2020-0124.

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Chang T-P, Bery AK, Wang Z, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2021;Epub Jun 20.

A missed or delayed diagnosis of stroke increases the risk of permanent disability or death. This retrospective study compared rates of misdiagnosed stroke in patients presenting to general care or specialty care who were initially diagnosed with “benign dizziness”. Patients with dizziness who presented to general care were more likely to be misdiagnosed than those presenting to specialty care. Interventions to improve stroke diagnosis in emergency departments may also be successful in general care clinics.

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Chang TP, Bery AK, Wang Z, et al. Stroke hospitalization after misdiagnosis of "benign dizziness" is lower in specialty care than general practice: a population-based cohort analysis of missed stroke using SPADE methods. Diagnosis (Berl). Epub 2021 Jun 20. doi: 10.1515/dx-2020-0124.