Consumer Group Demands Hospitals to Stop Unnecessary Health Screenings

June 19, 2014 6:18 PM

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Consumer group, Public Citizen is demanding 20 hospitals to stop offering patients health screenings that are unnecessary. The non-profit group believes that marketing certain tests when they are not required is an unethical practice and should be stopped. In order to end this practice, Public Citizen has sent letters to hospitals from eight different states asking them to end their relationship with HealthFair Health Screening, based in Winter Park, FL, which offers screening programs and packages that can do more harm than good.

"It is exploitative to promote and provide medically non-beneficial testing through the use of misleading and fear-mongering advertisements in order to generate medically unnecessary but profitable referrals to the institutions partnered with HealthFair," said Dr. Michael Carome, director of Public ...

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