Too Much Medical Care? – NYTimes.com

First in a series on over-treatment, using the concrete example of a small girl with a sore ankle, where every new test led to more and more. Quote:

After years of reporting on health, I considered myself a well-informed patient, but it took my elementary-school daughter to state the obvious: She was the victim of too much medicine. Every new blood test, scan or X-ray raised new questions, which led to more lab work, scans and X-rays. I know the doctors had good intentions, but it’s a truism of modern medicine that the more you test and scan and look for problems, the more likely you are to find something wrong. My daughter’s case had spiraled out of control.

Too Much Medical Care? – NYTimes.com.

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One thought on “Too Much Medical Care? – NYTimes.com

  1. Remember, tests are done to determine the cause of your symptoms or disorder. Since the blood goes around the body, it can carry traces of the illness you have wherever it is, brain, hands, feet, anywhere within your body. Next time a doctor explain the results of your blood test, don’t be shy to ask for explanations, indications and what does those names and numbers mean.`

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