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Doctors Warn That 25% of Injured Workers Are Misdiagnosed

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 685 | 1 | 38 min read

ORLANDO, Florida — As many as 700,000 injured workers are misdiagnosed every year, leading to prolonged claims, unnecessary surgery or drugs, and more time away from work, two prominent workers' compensation doctors said Monday. “It's a real problem,” Dr. Michael Best, an instructor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Louisville, said during a panel discussion at the Workers' Compensation Institute's Education Conference in Orlando. Overdiagnosis is as much of an issue, with some doctors erroneously determining  some conditions that are the r...

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