4 Common Health Care Myths – why prevalent assumptions are wrong

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Christine Gorman is a woman after my own heart with her Scientific American column, “4 Common Health Care Myths.”

Read the entire column, with her thoughtful analysis.

But to wet your whistle, the 4 myths are:

1. There is no harm in routine cancer-screening tests

2. More care is better care

3. Access to medical care is the most important factor in determining how healthy anyone is

4. The U.S. has the best health care system in the world.

Read ’em and learn.

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Chris Johnson

July 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm

The “more care is better care” meme is a particularly pernicious one. The trouble is, though, that all that unnecessary care represents somebody’s revenue stream, and they will fight tooth and nail to prevent anybody from interrupting it.