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Study shows fibromyalgia misdiagnosis is common

A study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research has found that there is a disparity between the clinician-based diagnosis and criteria-based diagnosis of fibromyalgia. South Carolina should know that there may be a diagnostic misclassification of the disease.

Young colorectal cancer patients often misdiagnosed

Patients in South Carolina who have colorectal cancer may face the danger of misdiagnosis, especially if they develop the cancer at a younger age. According to a survey conducted by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, the majority of patients who were diagnosed with the cancer before the age of 50 were initially misdiagnosed with another illness. Colorectal cancer has been on the decline among older Americans, but the cancer has become more common among younger people, researchers said. They said that it was unclear why this trend is taking place.

Why migraine sufferers often face misdiagnoses

South Carolina residents who suffer migraines may wind up being misdiagnosed by their doctors. One study shows that only one in 20 get an accurate headache or migraine diagnosis. This is because migraine symptoms mimic those of other conditions. The following are seven such conditions.

Study shows EHRs are contributing to medication errors

A study published in Health Affairs shows that it's not just human error that leads to medication mistakes. Electronic health records introduce several risks as well, especially in the field of pediatric medicine. South Carolina residents should know about these usability issues, which are related to system feedback as well as visual displays.

Electronic records and drug labeling lead to medication errors

The electronic medical records used by healthcare workers in South Carolina could contribute to errors. Practitioners might enter medication orders on records for the wrong patients. Drug labels and packaging may contribute to mistakes as well because caregivers might mistake information on labels for dosage amounts.

Afternoon slump affects doctors and nurses

If possible, South Carolina residents may want to avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon. The main reason is that doctors and nurses, like everyone else, often experience an afternoon slump. This is the sleepy feeling that develops around 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The result is that doctors and nurses tend to be less focused and less productive.

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