by Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt
Health Care Thoughts: Cardiologists Gone Wild
I have been waiting……. for a major federal investigation into unnecessary cardiology interventions.
According to the NYT a major target are some HCA hospitals in Florida.
The NYT focuses on HCA and for-profit, but I think this is a much broader problem.
Unlike some other specialties (say orthopaedics), there is very wide diagnostic and treatment judgment in cardiology. That however, is not an excuse for excessive treatment.
More details likely to follow.