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Author: validinstitute

June 4, 2014: Recently, I was discussing the physical examination with some of our house staff after a conference on evidence-based medicine. I asked whether there was evidence to support performing an annual physical examination on a healthy patient. They did not know. “It couldn’t...

Imagine a scenario in which potentially hazardous over diagnosis and over-treatment were rising because companies made their employees either undergo highly unpopular and intrusive healthcare screens, or else pay much more for health insurance. Further, imagine that the unregulated vendors running and interpreting these screens...