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Q: If you were in charge of determining the cause of my fictitious death, how would you decide?
NOTE FROM CAROLYN: I wrote much more about surviving misdiagnosis in my book “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease“ (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017). You can ask for this book at your local bookshop, or order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at Amazon, or order it directly from Johns Hopkins University Press (use their code HTWN to save 20% off the list price when you order).
Why doctors must stop saying: “We are all patients” (my guest post in the British Medical Journal (BMJ)