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The Limited Benefits of Improved Imaging Technology

“Our imaging and diagnostic tests are so good, we can see things we couldn’t see before.  But our ability to understand what we’re seeing and to know if we should intervene hasn’t kept up.” Michael Lauer, National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute via Newsweek.

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Just Say No

The cover of Newsweek examines how overtreatment can harm people’s health.  The article’s catchy title is “No! The one word that can save your life.” Healthcare Economist readers have know this is the case for a while.  The Institute of Medicine has noted that the prevalence of iatrogenic injuries is a serious problem, killing 100,000 […]

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