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How should doctors deal with patients seeking more tests and drugs?
 

How should doctors deal with patients seeking more tests and drugs?

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If your patient could have their body tested for everything possible and still afford the costs, would you recommend that they do it? Or is it better to be safe than sorry?
 
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21 Sep 2016 - General
 
On one hand, unnecessary tests are bad in the sense that they take up valuable resources in a hospital. No matter how much the patient is willing to pay, even in private institutions, you can't 'magic' up extra imaging machines or laborat...
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Patients who request for extra lab tests and imaging procedures are often the ones who require reassurance. Explaining that the procedures they are requesting are diagnostic but not therapeutic for diseases would help them calm down. I remember getti...
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Patients requesting for unnecessary lab tests are commonplace in private institutions. On an ethical perspective, the only thing that a doctor can do is to offer an opinion why he/she thinks that these tests are not necessary. I think it would be hel...
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