One in four women have bought the wrong medication after misdiagnosing themselves on the internet and one in ten has suffered unpleasant side effects as a result, research suggests.
Iatrogenesis is a major phenomenon, and a severe risk to patients. A study carried out in 1981 more than one-third of illnesses of patients in a university hospital were iatrogenic, nearly one in ten was considered major, and, in 2% of the patients, the iatrogenic disorder ended in death.
The short definition of iatrogenesis is \”doctors fucking up\”.
Yes, agreed, this is not a rigorous statistical comparison. However, it is the correct one.
It isn\’t \”are women and google misdiagnosing?\” but \”how much worse than doctors are women and google diagnosing?\”, a question to which I don\’t see a clear answer as yet.
If indeed they are worse…..