Singapore M.D. reminded us about the recent guidance provided by the US Preventive Services Task Force on the relative uselessness of mammograms. No doubt the post was instigated by Minister Khaw's recent blog on the use of medisave for mammograms.
I had posted on this previously. I hope rational thinking will prevail here, and that we return to a clearer practice of evidence-based medicine.
Seems like too much of recent public health utterances have been based on fear mongering rather evidences of real therapeutic benefits. "Do this, or you will get cancer, or die....and it will be all your fault" seems to be the mantra, nowadays. One wonders if the rationale is driven by altruist concern for patient's well being, or just commercial returns.
5 years ago