Your practitioner make the most errors

so says the director of the Danish Patients, Morten Freil. the Statement comes in the wake of a new report from the Danish society for Patient safety and Pati

Your practitioner make the most errors

so says the director of the Danish Patients, Morten Freil.

the Statement comes in the wake of a new report from the Danish society for Patient safety and Patienterstatningen, who have identified the cases where misdiagnosis has given rise to compensation only through the last 10 years.

And the conclusion is clear: the Flaws in the health services arises most often where most of us use it. With your practitioner.

B. T. has over recent weeks had focused on how serious the consequences are when the doctors not listening to patients. At the latest with the story of 18-year-old Rasmus Davison, who are 18 years old have got put the leg because of cancer.

He prayed for several months, six different doctors about getting an MRI of his leg, as he had severe pain in, but he saw not that the doctors took him seriously.

the Rasmus Davison is not alone.

In the report 'Pathways to better diagnostics', which was released Thursday, it appears that it is precisely when the patient consults for the first time in the health service, that it goes wrong.

"It is in the initial phase where listening to the patient's history, examine the patient and perhaps the order of the first studies, it most often goes wrong," says the specialist, ph.d. Eva Benfeldt, which is one of the three doctors, who have helped to write the report.

Chairman of the medical Practitioners Christian Freitag says to B. T., that his members, unfortunately, often encounters patients who do not feel understood.

"We can't build a health care system is up, who is fulfilling all the expectations we have. It is too expensive and unrealistic. But I think we could look at to become better, not to disappoint so many of those who are most in need of the doctor's time," he says.

He points out that the focus is on efficiency in health care, collide with the patient's experience of feeling understood.

"sometimes goes the time constraints in addition to medical treatment, and so we are going to go in the wrong direction. It can lead to someone not being discovered as quickly as they could have been, if we had a health care system with more capacity," says Christian Freitag.

He stresses, however, that you are never going to have a clean system without diagnosefejl, but that the ambition 'of course, is to reduce the number of errors'.

Of the report 'Pathways to better diagnostics', it is apparent that patients on average are talking one minute and 18 seconds when they are at the doctor.

"It is to involve the patient is not only to explain. It's not only about listening to the patient's explanation. It is a dialogue that healthcare professionals are trained to have, but the framework for it to take place, must be in place," says the director of the Danish Patients, Morten Freil.

Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 19:00

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