Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Colonoscopy study and quality transparency
A study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that the diagnostic effectiveness of a colonoscopy depends on the doctor's techniques. An article in the New York Times today gives advice on how a prospective patient can question a doctor about his or her technique. I have always thought that medicine is as much an art as it is a science, a consideration which complicates quality transparency initiatives in my opinion.