underdiagnosis love

Definitions

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  • n. The failure to diagnose a condition in a significant proportion of a patients

Etymologies

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under- +‎ diagnosis

Examples

  • Well, there probably is some overdiagnosis, but the worse problem is the underdiagnosis.

    'Paying Attention' With An ADHD Mother And Son

  • The CDC report looked at people already in the health-care system, "but there is a big problem with underdiagnosis and undertreatment," he said.

    CDC: Half of Americans will suffer from mental health woes

  • The report, Delivering Male, shows how the underdiagnosis of depression in men, the high rate of male suicides and largely unrecognised problems like eating disorders can be more effectively tackled.

    Letters: Addressing mental health needs within the community

  • Only a test capable of meeting all these criteria—proving mortality benefit in a genuinely randomized setting with an acceptable over- and underdiagnosis rate—can be judged a success.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Prudence, suspicious of overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis, refuses to be screened.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Part of the answer lies also in the old conundrum of over- and underdiagnosis—although with an important twist.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Screening tests thus routinely fail because they cannot even cross this preliminary hurdle—the rate of over- or underdiagnosis is unacceptably high.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The trouble is that overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis are often intrinsically conjoined, locked perpetually on two ends of a seesaw.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Screening tests that strive to limit overdiagnosis—by narrowing the criteria by which patients are classified as positive—often pay the price of increasing underdiagnosis because they miss patients that lie in the gray zone between positive and negative.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In cancer, where both overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis come at high costs, finding that exquisite balance is often impossible.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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