What do you get when you cross 3 pediatricians, 4 internists, 3 family doctors, 2 epidemiologists, 2 nurses, a PhD, an obstetrician, a perinatologist and an occupational medicine doctor? Unfortunately, this is not a joke. You get a Federal Government panel, given the imprimatur as experts on a medical subject that if any one of them individually treated, would be considered malpractice. This would be the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), an ad hoc committee charged with making recommendations about clinical preventative services. They have just issued their findings that there is no role for routine PSA screening in men...
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Greed facilitated by self deception leads to excessive medical 'care' - in this case, of the prostate. I think it is good to have docs without anything to gain personally to review extensive literature and give a recommendation. I believe that most believe that mortality rates from breast and prostate cancers have not improved appreciably over the years, whereas, with colon cancer, screening colonoscopy worked wonders. Just because you believe that you are helping people doesn't make it so. Your bias is showing.
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