Fast Diagnostics may Not Better Health Outcomes

by Savitha C Muppala on  October 27, 2011 at 10:58 PM Hospital News
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Quick and snappy diagnostics may not improve health outcomes. In this week's PLoS Medicine, the PLoS Medicine editors discuss the latest research and analysis into fast and easy diagnostic tests.
 Fast Diagnostics may Not Better Health Outcomes
Fast Diagnostics may Not Better Health Outcomes

The editors conclude: "We are fortunate to live in a time when technology enables us to rapidly gather and process information; the ability to do so is transforming health care. However, [the recent PLoS Medicine papers discussed] serve as a timely reminder that rapidly detecting the cause of an illness is not in itself enough to significantly change health outcomes."



Source: Eurekalert

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