Monday, October 25, 2010

When a Cancer Therapy Puts Others at Risk

Health care is a hot button issue in this country and this recent NY Times article puts the spotlight on the fundamental issue: preventive care vs interventions. It's fairly obvious that preventive care should lead to better health and lower costs, but the insurance companies in this country influence how much prevention is affordable when they decide what to cover.

In Europe, most thyroid cancer patients are quarantined in the hospital after radiation therapy. Why exactly are US hospitals releasing some 40,000 patients per year with conditions that are unsafe for some unsuspecting persons?

When a Cancer Therapy Puts Others at Risk

Many thanks to Chicago Diva who brought this recent NY Times article to my attention.