The truth about medical care; more of it costs more but doesn’t help improve outcomes.
The truth about medical care; more of it costs more but often doesn’t help improve outcomes. The NY Times recently looked at the cost benefit of doing more medically for patients who are severely ill or perhaps are near death. Many of us have had loved ones that seemed to endure endless testing, procedures, chemo, etc, yet the outcome did not change. Should a doctor do everything and use every resource when the data shows it has no benefit? Regardless of the reason, putting the discussion of cost aside, many people die from those lifesaving interventions and often, more medical Read More »