Health Care Cost - CAT SCANS - Your Daughter

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    Health Care Cost - CAT SCANS - Your Daughter

    Skip To Time Frame: 25:30 -- after listening to the NPR promo.

    Doctor explains to parent why a test is unnecessary and maybe harmful, but only after parent say's "Im a lawyer" and demands 'we' do a cat scan.

    Do you think you know the reasoning or teh arguments made?

    Do you think you abuse the health care system and contribute to the costs -- one third of all costs/tests/dollars(?) are unnecessary?

    391: More Is Less | This American Life

    More Is Less | This American Life

    It's a great story. the kind you won't find on FOX or ABC radio or television, because of the costs.

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    I bet lots of the whiners here who complain about the costs of health care also demand unwarranted tests.
     
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    One of my brothers recently had surgery to remove a good-sized skin cancer from his temple. As his guardian, I met with the surgeon beforehand to discuss the procedure. We talked about doing a cat or mri but the doc advised against it. He said he would be able to visually tell if the cancer had spread to tissue or bone. I could have demanded the test but I didn't. I trusted his judgement.

    Years ago, another brother was beaten near dead by a gang of 'gros. He was delirious when they wheeled him into emergency, ranting and raving about those fucking *******. Well, the nurse was a darkie and didn't take kindly to this. So she ran not one, but 3 cat scans. He got thyroid cancer, had it removed, and takes daily meds.
     

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