The results of our Survey of Members’ Experiences in getting diagnosed and treated has now been published by the British Journal of Nursing. The results show that 21% of members waited over two years for a correct diagnosis, 19% waited over five years and 14% waited over ten years to be told why they felt so awful.
This is a big step in the right direction for the Society and it’s members and we now hope this is discussed by a wider audience.
McCaddon A et al. Patient journeys: diagnosis and treatment of pernicious anaemia.British Journal of Nursing 2014; 23(7):
One of the most common assumptions by health professionals and the general public is that Pernicious Anaemia is mainly found in the elderly. We know, however, that children and young adults are just as susceptible to develop the disease and we also know that it can...