Fight, Fight, Fight (navel gazing)

Stepping back from the question of quality of Alameda Hospital, I want to list some of the more interesting questions that I have about medicine/public health.  Believe it or not these questions can get people riled up.

1.  PSA screening’s value?  (I say yes.)
2. Mammography between 40 and 50 years old?  (I say yes, but weakly.)
3.  Defensive medicine a cause of high healthcare expenditures in the US?  (absolutely not in my opinion.)
4.  Stent vs. bypass? (Used to be more anti-stent, but, although I still am, not nearly so much.)
5.  Zetia? (could be a warning sign that the prescribing doctor is lame.)
6.  Arbs cause cancer?  (Nope.)
7.  Socialist style universal healthcare?  (YES!!)
8.  Risk vs. benefit of vaccines?  (Could be a warning sign that the parent is lame.)
9.  Regionalization?  (I;m sure you can guess.)
10. Cell phones? (The largest unsupervised medical experiment in history and probably harmful, but worth the risk.)

About egorelick

Gadfly. Former City of Alameda Healthcare District Board member.
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