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Half of the patients to another doctor for a second opinion asks, getting from that doctor, any other advice on treatment. According to the Patiëntenfederatie the Netherlands, it pays to have the opinion of another doctor to ask.
But not all patients to dare a second opinion. One in five that a second opinion will, dare that is not against the private doctor to say. People who with the doctor to discuss, in a quarter of the cases that they after that call, no more need for a second opinion.
That report Patiëntenfederatie the Netherlands after research among more than 2,300 people in 2015 or 2016 a second opinion, asked or wanted to ask. The responses come from the patiëntenpanel of the federation, where 25,000 people a member of. The patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Director Dianda Veldman of the Patiëntenfederatie says that the research shows that patients who doubt the doctor or the treatment must always ask a second doctor to look. “It says something as in half of the cases, different advice is given.”