BestDoctors™: Your ally against misdiagnosis.
Did you know Re-Claim Sports Insurance partner BestDoctors™ can provide much needed assistance and help in the case of misdiagnosis?
From a patch of sand on the road as you cycle, to an unsuccessful attempt at breaking your dead lift record, accidents and injuries are the risks we take in pursuit of our athletic goals. After an accident we trust the medical advice we receive, but what if the doctor’s diagnosis is wrong and your injury isn’t getting better?
Recent studies estimate around 5 per cent of diagnoses in the USA are classified as incorrect*. That’s roughly 12 million people a year. You don’t want to take that risk here in Malaysia.
Unfortunately, if your diagnosis is wrong, it is likely that every decision after that will be detriment to your recovery as well.
A misdiagnosis can lead to incorrect or unnecessary treatments, meaning you stay out of action for longer. With medical fees on the rise, extra treatment can also be extremely costly, adding financial pressure at a time when you may be unable to work due to your injury.
Following the wrong advice can also take a toll on you physically, placing additional and unnecessary stress on the original injury site and damaging surrounding structures. In fact, recent studies highlight the possibility of re-injury increases by over 60 per cent when an incorrectly targeted rehabilitation program is used*.
So, how do you avoid a potentially damaging misdiagnosis?
Easy. Speak up!
The best chance you have at receiving the correct diagnosis and preventing further damage, is to ensure your doctor has as much information as possible. Listen to your body, communicate your concerns and don’t be afraid to seek a second, third or even fourth opinion.
And that’s where Re-Claim comes in.
Re-Claim Sports Insurance gives you access to the BestDoctors™ online service to give you absolute peace of mind in your diagnosis and treatment for sports injuries. The BestDoctors™ service gives you a second opinion on your injury and advises if your previous treatments have been ill-advised.
BestDoctors™ also unlocks the expert opinions and guidance of world leading specialists to advise on all aspects of your specific injury. Included as part of your Re-Claim Sports Insurance policy, BestDoctors™ saves you from ever-increasing specialist consulting fees through its easily accessed online portal and phone service.
When faced with injury treatment and rehabilitation, you want to be sure you’re doing everything right to get yourself back on track as quickly as possible. With specialist advice only a phone call away, BestDoctors™ is your greatest ally in the fight to get back to your best.
How BestDoctors™ works?
- You call BestDoctors™ with your concern(s).
- A member of the BestDoctors™ clinical team has an in-depth discussion with you and gather necessary medical information.
- Your questions and medical information are sent to a medical expert for review.
- You receive a report with the expert’s answers within 5-7 days, including suggestions for treatment options and evaluation of previous diagnosis.
No hassle, no stress, no concerns. Just call 1800 818 034
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Hardeep Singh,1 Ashley N D Meyer,1 Eric J Thomas2, 2014. The frequency of diagnostic errors in outpatient care: estimations from three large observational studies involving US adult populations.