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April 7th, 2017

The value in second opinions

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

One of the reasons patients come to Mayo Clinic is to obtain a second opinion. This can be lifesaving. In a recent research publication, Extent of diagnostic agreement among medical referrals, a Mayo Clinic physician-scientist team showed that for a group of 286 patients referred from primary care providers to Mayo Clinic’s General Internal Medicine […]

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