URIBE: Obamacare delays cancer screening
Posted in the Columbus Forum
#1 May 16, 2013
These bureaucrats recruited members of my own profession to fall back on the Hippocratic doctrine of first, do no harm. To use simple examples: A physician should not order a mammogram, even if he can pick up an early cancer, because the mammogram is radiation and that is dangerous. Also, he should not order a prostate-specific antigen test on a patient because it might turn out positive, and the patient might have a side effect from the treatment. That would be bad.
This idiocy began with the United States Preventative Services Task Force, an organization created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The task force is composed of primary care physicians and epidemiologists to make recommendations regarding clinical preventative tests. It would seem their assignment was to come up with reasons to deny clinical preventative tests, such as mammograms and the prostate-specific antigen.
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