Brief Diagnosis in ‘Digital India’
Divvy Upadhyay, Dean F. Sittig, Hardeep Singh
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Misdiagnosis is likely to be one of the bigger health-care safety challenges facing India and solutions are not simple or obvious. While resource-rich nations are still evaluating how to reduce misdiagnosis, the conversation needs to start in low and middle income countries in order to prepare doctors and the health-care policymakers of tomorrow. As we have learnt, even a single misdiagnosis — such as in the case of Ebola in Dallas — can have widespread public health consequences. The new Indian government preparing its new health policy agenda can recognize the role low-cost health IT innovations could play in improving diagnostic accuracy, including many that would be useful for rural India.
Research Areas Health and health care International development
Tags Hospitals and physicians Health care systems and managed care plans International public administration and local government
Policy Centers Health Policy Center