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May 2011 - Posts

David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Defensive Test Ordering
May 26, 2011 1:19 PM by David Plaut
Why do doctors order tests? Your first answer might be to help diagnose their patients. Given the fact that many symptoms (e.g., chest pain) can be caused by a number of diseases, that answer is not surprising. Another answer might be to monitor the patient's Read More...
Pharmacy Data & Your Privacy
May 16, 2011 9:04 AM by David Plaut
I recently saw that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the current practice of pharmacies selling prescription data to data mining companies that compile it and sell it to drug companies for marketing purposes. The argument is whether Read More...


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