The New York Times on Sunday printed a long, long, long article about the overuse of CT heart scans. It says that while they are much more expensive than older methods of heart imaging, they have not been proven to be more effective. Yet doctors, especially those in practices that have invested in the machines, are eager to use them anyway.

June 30, 2008

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CT Heart Scans Often Unnecessary?

The article goes on to blame "the American devotion to the newest, most expensive technology" for rising healthcare costs. And once again, the Times rages about the alleged inadequacies of the 510(k) process.While people in the device industry may not take these sorts of conclusions seriously, undoubtedly there are politicians and opinion leaders who will. So it's important to pay attention to pieces like this.

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