Cancer Screening Rates in Individuals With Different Life Expectancies http://t.co/Kefm8bPEiQ— JAMAInternalMed (@JAMAInternalMed) 21 agost, 2014
The conclusion is that a substantial proportion of US population with limited life expectations received screenings for prostate, breast and colorectal cancer. These results show that the overscreening is standard practice in the US. These practices, the study's authors relate, rarely produce any benefits to these population groups and instead, increase health spending and induce therapeutic overbearing from with complications arise.
This American study warns us that we need more professional and social debate, not only about the advantages and disadvantages of preventive practices in healthy people, but also about the limits of such practices in geriatric patients who already have their own clinical management difficulties.