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Second medical opinions are recognized as effective in eliminating unnecessary surgeries and procedures, thereby reducing costs and loss of productivity. In Mayo Clinic research, 20% of patients with serious health problems were initially misdiagnosed.1 Second opinions result changes in treatment recommendations 45-48% of the time.2

Having a second opinion:
  • Pushes information closer to the point of service and improves patient outcomes
  • Benefits the patient by identifying the right diagnosis/treatment
  • Eliminates downstream costs related to overutilization, unnecessary spend, and misdiagnosis complications.
1. Health New, April 4, 2017, “Study finds more than 20 percent of patients are misdiagnosed”.
2. MRIoA, January, 2020, “Internal data study across 120 cases (30 cases per 4 specialties)”.