Too much, too little: Country splurges on unneeded care while others lack access

May 2011
Modern Healthcare;5/16/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 20, p22
Trade Publication
The article discusses research done on the effectiveness of intensive drug treatment in nonemergency patients with chest pain comparable to angioplasty in preventing heart attacks. It references a study published in the May 11, 2011 issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association." The research cited the promotion of escalating use of resources by the U.S. healthcare culture, even when the treatments may be ineffective and harmful.


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