iatrogenic disease


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iatrogenic disease

A disease caused by or arising as a complication of medical or surgical intervention.
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This analysis emphasizes the importance of recognizing patients with factitious disease so that medical mistakes and iatrogenic disease are avoided.
When you take into account that thousands die each year due to iatrogenic diseases you realise that the health system is a pretty easy target for criticism.
No wonder there are skyrocketing rates of asthma and cancers, as well as high rates of iatrogenic diseases and deaths.
9) In addition, Darchy et al (10) reported that more than 10% of ICU admissions to a French hospital were for iatrogenic diseases.