The Real Health Cost Issue Is that We Simply Pay Too Much for Health Services

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:22 am

There is a very common misconception that the reasons America spends so much more money on health care than any other industrialized nation is that we are fatter or we uniquely want to keep ourselves and  relatives alive too long. It is very disappointing to me to see what are basically myths promoted by prominent [...]

Doctor Groups Try To Discourage Unnecessary Tests

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 7:47 am

Nine medical specialty boards are recommending that doctors perform fewer of the 45 most common tests and procedures as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign created by the ABIM Foundation. Procedures that should be cut back include CT scans for people who have only fainted, stress test imaging for people with no history of cardiac [...]

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