Wednesday, September 26, 2007

How often should you see your doctor?

Whitecoat Underground
No woo today. The Archives of Internal Medicine, the same journal that brought you yesterday’s acupuncture article, also had a study of the cost of annual exams by your primary care doctor. It turns out it’s expensive. But expensive for whom? It has never been determined how often “everyone” should see their doctor. It seems obvious that sicker people should go more often, and healthy people less often. But it would be essentially impossible to design a good study to answer this question. More ....


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