Why the rotten US healthcare system should concern us
We can’t put it all down to President Donald Trump. There are bad things going on in the US that have been around a lot longer than he has.
I was at a large medical conference in Chicago recently, listening to an Australian researcher advocating the use of a PET scan as a new way of diagnosing a particular condition.
The audience seemed strangely unenthused, but it wasn’t clear why until we got to questions from the floor.
“Yes, it is a nice idea but likely to be much too expensive to be useful for most patients,” a member of the