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New report shows the importance of a second opinion

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

A second opinion may be the answer to better care, according to a new Mayo Clinic report.

The report says up to 88 percent of patients that come to the Mayo Clinic looking for a second opinion leave with a change in their care plan, potentially changing their lives.

Only 12 percent receive confirmation that their first diagnosis was correct.

A second opinion could lead patients to faster access to lifesaving treatment or stopping unneeded treatments. 

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