Our perceptions of quality health care are long-held and hard to change which is understandable given we often are presented with conflicting information. Sometimes these perceptions are reinforced by our physicians. I have read that changes in standard medical practice can take up to ten years to work through the system; that’s encouraging 😟
There are a few “truths”that need to be examined. More health care is not always better health care. Expensive health care is not an indicator of high quality and loading our bodies with prescription drugs is not necessarily the best option.
If you don’t believe me, ask your doctor😷
As we age, certain health screenings and medical tests become less necessary while others increase in importance. Find out which to skip and which to opt for.
If you’re over 70, regular screening tests — especially when it comes to cancer — may be a big waste of time, say a growing number of health experts worried about the overtesting of those who are in their 70s, 80s and even older.
These experts’ concern is that unnecessary screenings could lead to invasive procedures or treatments that leave patients worse off than before, especially among those with serious health problems such as heart disease.