"Beware of the Second Opinion Exposure" by Peter T. Crean and Nicole S. Barresi was published in the February issue of MD News Long Island.
"As individuals take more ownership of their health, there is a significant increase in the pursuit of second opinions. Second opinions are so frequently sought that many institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins University, have begun offering online second opinions. In 2005, a Gallup study found that 44 percent of patients have sought or almost always seek a second opinion after their doctor diagnoses them with a significant condition or prescribes a treatment, drug or operation. A 2010 study found that 29 percent of patients feel it is necessary to obtain second opinions or do their own research regarding the proposed medical or surgical treatment."
Read the full article here.