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Weng QY, Raff AB, Cohen JM, et al. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153:141–146.
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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Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.
Overdiagnosis and the subsequent overuse of medical care contributes to unnecessary financial, psychological, and physical risk to patients. This research collaborative draws from expertise and experience from organizations in Australia investigating the problem of overdiagnosis and testing solutions to prevent medical care overuse.