High-Tech Preventive Medicine

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The Institute of Medicine has called for a billion-dollar overhaul of the health care system for its failure to provide consistent high-quality care. In addition to restructured reimbursement and information systems, the report cites a need for more preventative intervention. But is such testing beneficial or should it be reserved for those with specific medical history or risky social behavior? Does scientific evidence prove expensive, rarely reimbursed, MRI's, PET and CAT scans effective, or are they mere money machines? We examine the high-tech health care revolution with medical doctors and health care experts. (Diana Nyad guest hosts.)
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Warren Olney