A study with a satirical spin drives home a real point about the demands on general practitioners’ time and expectations for shared decision-making in primary care.
Focusing on those with the highest risk of vision problems — as well as sensitivity to costs — could help improve eye care decisions for people over 50,
Michigan Medicine researchers sought to determine how much certain factors affect a patient’s decision to have elective diagnostic tests in the emergency department.
Doctors are ordering too many liver-related blood tests at the same time, new research shows, which may lead to unneeded worry, biopsies and costs.
Tests to diagnose or monitor aren’t without risks, suggesting a need for further research, physician training and frank doctor-patient conversations.