multiple sclerosis

OHSU Study: Misdiagnosis of MS is Costing Health System Millions Per Year

The Lund Report
Study finds most MS experts surveyed have seen patients in last year who've been misdiagnosed

May 9, 2012 -- It is relatively common for doctors to diagnose someone
with multiple sclerosis when the patient doesn't have the disease — a
misdiagnosis that not only causes patients potential harm but costs the
U.S. health care system untold millions of dollars a year, according to a
study published online today in the journal Neurology.

The study is based on a survey of 122 multiple sclerosis specialists
nationwide and was conducted by researchers at Oregon Health
& Science University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical

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