Thursday, October 18, 2012

This is a good story - are general physicals worthless?

Are General Physicals Useless? - from the Washington Post

quote:  "What the researchers did find, however, was an increase in diagnoses among those who went to their general exam, compared to those who did not. Those additional diagnoses, however, did not appear to have any impact on health outcomes"

So bottom line:  General physicals might find something "wrong", but it probably won't make a difference.

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