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Study: One in 20 outpatients misdiagnosed at clinics

Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014 |
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Researchers are warning of a substantial risk to patient safety.

A new study finds at least one in 20 adult outpatients are misdiagnosed in U.S. clinics every year.

That amounts to 12 million people.

The study also finds that half those errors are potentially harmful.

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