Testing the Limits


“The more scans you do, the more money you make. If I do eight PET scans a day, that’s two million dollars a year, or a 35 percent profit margin… But we don’t use the word ‘profit’ in hospitals; it’s called surplus.” – a doctor, Brownlee (2008) Overtreated The Institute of Medicine (US) estimates that an astonishing $200bn is wasted annually on unnecessary

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