Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cranking Up the Volume (Forbes)

Interesting article from the Feb. 25, 2008 issue of Forbes:

Cranking Up the Volume

From the article: (highlights are mine)

Scans (excluding old-fashioned X rays) per thousand insured people went from 85 to 234 in the U.S. since 1999 (see chart). Consumers demanded scans whenever they ached, and doctors went along, sometimes out of fear of lawsuits. Expensive fact: Pittsburgh has more MRI machines than Canada.

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