Source: NHS Choices – NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines
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Date of publication: September 2016
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: Following a study that analysed a database containing information about nearly 600,000 people in the UK who had been diagnosed with a heart attack over a nine-year period, researchers were particularly interested in how a change in the initial and later diagnosis was associated with survival. Overall, a third of people were given the wrong diagnosis initially.
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