I am somewhat confused as to the purpose of this new “mortality index.” A new study from the University of California, San Francisco with funding from the federal government revealed 12 specific items physicians can use to help them determine whether costly screenings or medical procedures are worth the risk for patients unlikely to live 10 years or more….[T]he way I read this is that doctors using this point system will decide what patients may or may not get in terms of their future medical treatment — and that’s not right.
“Dr. Manny: I am completely against this new medical ‘death test'”
March 6, 2013