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What Is Happening to Medicine

Douglas Trenkle*

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000243

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    • American Board of Internal Medicine, USA

    Corresponding author: Douglas Trenkle, DO, Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Clinical Lipidology, USA

Received: July 21, 2017;   Published: August 01, 2017

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What is happening to medicine? Are the dictums of Standard of Care outweighing the needs of those who are to be served? I think so. Take, for instance, the screening recommendations for prostate cancer. The USPSTF concluded several years ago, 2012 I believe, that screening for men younger than 75 “offered no benefit” to that age group. Insufficient evidence was their language. And if someone is over 75, then they recommend totally against screening. I have read the background to these recommendations.