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Study: No easy cure for sometimes fatal doctor errors

All of us will probably get a wrong or delayed diagnosis at least once in our lives, sometimes with “devastating consequences” that include missed treatment or even death, according a report released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine. The researchers concluded the “inattention” and “neglect” paid to these mistakes have resulted in unacceptable harm to patients, and they projected the errors will probably worsen as health care becomes more complex.