Published in Elder Law Weekly, April 13th, 2005
In the majority of cases, this second opinion either confirmed the initial diagnosis or treatment (54%), or while different, did not change the treatment (16%). However, in fully 30% of cases where a second opinion was obtained, the diagnosis differed from the original, and as a result, the treatment or care was different from what it would have been without the second opinion.
These are some of the results of a Harris Interactive online survey of 2,137 U.S. adults conducted between March 4 and 8,...
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