Monday, September 28, 2015

PAUL GLASZIOU: The increase in health care costs has been driven a little bit by aging, a little bit by increases in the costs of technologies but the largest drive is our over-diagnosis and our over-treatment. That is going to get worse. So we're headed for a tsunami of over diagnosis. All that technology is not necessarily going into the right place. We're over-using it in the well and we're under-using it in the people who really need it. Medicine is now spending so much time worrying the well that we don't have time to take care of the sick.

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2015/s4320637.htm
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