Patients’ preferences matter. Stop the silent misdiagnosis

21 Jun 2012 | Partners in Care

This paper, from The King’s Fund in the UK, looks at how doctors could improve patient care by focussing more on what their patients want. Doctors are often unaware of errors in diagnosing patients’ preferences for their care - the author calls this ‘the silent misdiagnosis’.

The paper outlines the scale of the problem and recommends measuring and reporting the incidence of preference misdiagnosis and taking a co-ordinated approach to ensure health services have the patient’s best interests at heart.

Click here to read the summary from The King’s Fund and download the paper.

Last updated 21/06/2012