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High-resolution CT scans having costly follow-ups
San Francisco Chronicle

Patients who had high-resolution CT scans to check for heart disease ended up having far more invasive tests and follow-up procedures for a cost of $4,000 more per patient than those who underwent basic stress tests, according a study by Stanford researchers. What the study, published in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association, didn’t determine was whether those extra tests and surgeries translated into healthier outcomes.