Archive: Failure to order tests

delayed diagnosis

Colorectal cancer screenings are a vital tool in reducing delayed diagnosis that can lead to deadly results. When cancer screenings are performed correctly and in a timely manner, they may lead to an early diagnosis and a much greater chance…

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Failure to order tests

In many cases, early diagnosis and medical treatment are key factors in saving a life or maintaining quality of life. Physicians often need results from medical tests to diagnose and treat health conditions, which is why a failure to order…

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diagnostic errors

According to a survey* of U.S. primary care and specialist physicians released in 2010, failure to order tests, report results and follow-up with abnormal test findings/order further testing is a leading cause of diagnostic errors in patient care. When a…

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