Gary Schwitzer in
Health care journalism, Health care reform, Medicare
That quote comes from a Minnesota physician in a Pioneer Press article that includes many good elements:
Kudos to reporter Jeremy Olson.
Great and true articel, not only a US problem, it is the same in Europe. I´m working as a ER doctor, the more test we get the more we use.
Besides money – test lead to useless and sometimes dangerous procedures, rising the costs of medical care even more.
What we need is research on this, meaning what diagnostic we need, what is appropiate for a certain illness. Not what is possible to use for a certain illness.
Better than a competing piece by Reuters but still a little short on some details about this asthma drug study.
An adequate summary of this asthma drug trial’s design doesn’t make up for the overly optimistic tone about the drug’s future. A New York Times story was better.
This story focuses on a family that may have a rare genetic mutation that increases their risk of heart disease. Unfortunately, the “rare” part wasn’t mentioned until 1,600 words into this 2,100 word story.
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