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Medical second opinion on another 15 issues is to be covered by public health insurance in Germany.
The rate of diagnostic errors in presumptive malignant tumors reaches more than 10%. Revision analysis makes it possible to avoid this.
The German parties CDU/CSU and SPD would like patients to get 2nd opinions before some elective procedures. Will it help to make right decisions?
Amputation is one of the possible diabetes consequences that people with diabetes particularly fear. Obtaining the right to a second opinion before amputation is therefore an important step forward.
Most spinal surgeries may in fact be useless. Eight out of ten patients who requested a second opinion before elective surgery were advised not to undergo the procedure.
Back pain is one of the most common complaints. But although the problem is so widespread, wrong diagnoses are quite frequent.