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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
About: Fears of legal action result in 20 percent increase in breast clinic referrals
Date: 22 May 2004
Source: News Scotosman
Author: Tara Womersley
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