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What Doctors Do When They Don’t Know What to Do
The Health Care Blog

Medical care in the U.S. over-promises and under delivers. It costs about twice as much as in most other developed countries, but compared to them manages to produce only mediocre health outcomes. The profit motive has resulted in badly misallocated resources — too much testing and treatment for people who don’t need it and lousy access for many who do. The impact of advances in medical science on the delivery of clinical care has also been over sold.

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