Specialists, particularly surgeons (85%) and Ob/Gyns (85%), were far more likely to be sued than primary care doctors. Psychiatrists (29%) and dermatologists (28%) were the specialists named least frequently in lawsuits.
The National Institutes of Health has created a primer for artificial intelligence that will help computers learn to read chest x-rays, with the hope of providing more sophisticated and consistent diagnoses.
The widely used biomarker contributes to the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually on cardiac care, but adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome, researchers say.
An increasing number of Americans with medically ambiguous symptoms are being misdiagnosed with ìchronic Lyme diseaseî and prescribed dangerous and often expensive treatments that do not work, according to a new report.