To the Editor The article by Dr O’Brien1 published with the label “Less Is More” in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine was very interesting. The author reported an incredible medical history regarding her misdiagnosis of Chagas disease that resulted from her injudicious laboratory request. The initial laboratory test for Chagas disease was misinterpreted as positive and led to her subsequent ordeal that tortured her physically, emotionally, and professionally. Based on her experience, Dr O’Brien cautions other physicians when faced with injudicious requests from patients.
Bydalek K, Ruan X. Finding the Balance of Less Is More. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(2):282. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7977