There was an article, I think it was in the New England Journal of Medicine, that concluded the economic costs of almost all screenings outweighed the costs of treating the subsequent disease. The costs of the screening and false positives was greater than the treatment of the disease. The economic benefit for screening was a benefit to the individual in which the disease was detected but an economic loss for the society as a whole. One exception was the early detection of diabetes.
Which is why we shouldn’t believe studies like this. The criteria are socialistic. America is built upon the premise of individual liberty. We need to move medicine back toward liberty and the free market.
All the trouble and burden our current system places on society were put in place by liberals believing that the trouble and burden should be on society. Now that the bills come due on their program it’s time to tell individuals that they cost society too much.
Don’t fall for it, change it.
“The economic benefit for screening was a benefit to the individual in which the disease was detected but an economic loss for the society as a whole.”
Sounds like a background note for the creation of ObamaCare.