Hospitals, Testing Companies Face Questions About Value Of Community Screenings

Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby, working in collaboration with The Washington Post, reports: "Hospitals hoping to attract patients and build their brands are teaming up with medical-screening companies to promote tests aimed at consumers worried about potentially deadly heart disease or strokes. What their promotions don't say is that an influential government panel recommends against using many of the tests on people without symptoms or risk factors" (Appleby, 5/13). Read the story.

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