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Health chiefs won't learn lessons until heads roll

STEPHEN McMAHON

Published 15/03/2010 | 05:00

BEING told you have a serious medical condition is a terrible shock to the system.

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But being misdiagnosed, and learning of your condition after weeks or even months, is distressing, devastating and dis-empowering.

The sudden realisation that there is something wrong, and that much of the precious time to rectify it has passed, can leave a patient out in the wilderness.

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