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Fears of legal action result in 20% increase in breast clinic referrals

Doctors fears of being sued because of delays in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of breast cancer has led to a 20% increase in referrals to breast clinics in one year. Cancers are a major portion of this type of legal action (more than 20%) and breast cancer is the most easily missed or misdiagnosed.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News Scotosman

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About: Fears of legal action result in 20% increase in breast clinic referrals

Date: 22 May 2004

Source: News Scotosman

Author: Tara Womersley

URL: http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=582752004

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