Too much testing: Are patients to blame?
Our health care system in the United States is notorious for providing a lot of unnecessary medical care — something we’ve written about extensively.
Doctors may provide that unnecessary care because they perceive that patients are expecting or requesting it.
If health care professionals don’t provide the aggressive care that patients believe they require, the thinking goes, patients won’t be satisfied, and the doctor-patient relationship will suffer. Plus, the patient will just go …