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12 medical tests and procedures now being questioned worldwide as unnecessary

12 medical tests and procedures now being questioned worldwide as unnecessary

Doctors are often criticized for prescribing unneeded tests and procedures that harm more than they help and add to medical costs that could otherwise be avoided. 1,060 more words

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Beware Of The "Upsell"

I did many things in my broadcasting career. I was a talk show host, a DJ, a booth announcer for a TV station (“Stay tuned next for Wheel of Fortune!), a salesman, a sales manager, and a sales trainer. 533 more words

Defensive Humor

One of the defense mechanisms of workers in healthcare is to make cynical jokes about some of the craziness.

I got into trouble with one of my columns for the local paper writing about a patient in the ICU who had subcutaneous emphysema from a punctured lung – which caused massive bloating and swelling of his skin, so his eyelids were swollen shut, his ears, his face, his neck, even his scrotum, were massively swollen and sort of crinkly. 192 more words

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Annual Exam -- not needed and may be harmful

DON’T GET AN ANNUAL EXAM.  The data are clear — see the recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine and the op-ed in the… 459 more words

Restructuring Health Care