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Misdiagnosis

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Cause: Failure/Delay Diagnosis

The following information was requested:

I would like to request information on the most misdiagnosed conditions in NHS hospitals in 2016/17.

Specifically;

The number of people misdiagnosed in NHS hospitals in 2016/17.

The cost to the NHS of the misdiagnosis in claims for both failure/delay diagnosis’ claims and wrong diagnosis’ claims.

The top 20 terms in all the incident descriptions of ‘failure/delay diagnosis’ and ‘wrong diagnosis’ claims that were closed or settled (i.e. cancer, hip, fracture)

Details of the top 10 NHS trusts who paid out – and the number of claims for each trust.

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