Why "wait and see" doesn’t fly with the American public

A story from the Washington Post about the ambiguity of mammogram readings. “Wait and see”, or the conservative, evidence-based approach, clearly is taking a hit in this piece. A breast MRI to confirm an ultimately harmless finding is demanded by the patient.

Essays like this, which perpetuate the falsehood that more testing equals better medicine, simply serve to further drive up health care costs. (via The WSJ Health Blog)

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