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Should Doctors Be ‘Parsimonious’ With Your Health Care?

Posted on 01/4/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthEndless experts have told us that health care costs keep increasing and that the country needs to do something to hold them in check, but is being “parsimonious” with health care decisions really the best, ethical solution? A major medical group thinks so. The new ethics manual for the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends that doctors practice “parsimonious care” — in other words,  they should consider both cost and medical benefit when deciding how to treat their patients. The ACP, …