PathCare Laboratories, Nigeria’s only ISO accredited pathology laboratory, has described medical misdiagnosis as an injustice to patients capable of destroying lives. Every year, many patients are misdiagnosed of one ailment or the other, thereby delaying and escalating the cost of treatments for such patients.But Pathcare said such injustice should be henceforth stopped.

Pathcare Executive Director, Operations, Dr. Tolulope Adewole, who made the assertion in Lagos during a week-long seminar organised by PathCare for pathologists and medical laboratory scientists from across the company recently, said misdiagnosis was capable of claiming the lives of patients.  “Any issue of misdiagnosis is an issue of quality and any life lost to misdiagnosis is an avoidable loss and a loss too many. It is actually an injustice to the patient and a big blow to his or her family and friends. To avoid the human or material costs that come with errors in diagnosis, we have set our goal towards achieving a zero per cent level of error, the same as the airlines,” Adewole said. He stated that PathCare Laboratories is focused on delivering quality service to her clients at all times, adding that is what only differentiate her from other players in the field of medical investigations.  Adewole also added that any issue of misdiagnosis is an issue of quality and any life lost to misdiagnosis is an avoidable loss and a loss too many. It is actually an injustice to the patient and a big blow to his or her family and friends. To avoid the human or material costs that come with errors in diagnosis, we have set our goal towards achieving a zero per cent level of error, the same as the airlines. He stated that PathCare Laboratories is focused on delivering quality service to her clients at all times, adding that is what only differentiate her from other players in the field of medical investigations.

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