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.
Celebrities can be a force for knowledge or nonsense when it comes to health care. This New York Times piece fact checks an op-ed by Angelina Jolie Pitt against the recommendations of several experts.
The claims made by one of the authors of a very small, short-term study — that vitamin D “made the cancer better” — deserved a more thorough analysis than this story provided. But the bottom line message was accurate.
This is another Fox News story that teases the reader with a hyped-up headline, but then fails to offer data to back it up. Here are some previous instances where we’ve called Fox out on its preposterous cancer headlines, conflicted sources, and evidence-free reporting.
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