Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings

June 19, 2014 1:41 PM

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Consumer group urges hospitals to end mass screenings

Public Citizen urges hospitals to stop sponsoring HealthFair screenings

A consumer group is calling on hospitals across the USA to stop "fear mongering" by marketing health screenings directly to patients. Public Citizen says that the low-cost tests — advertised for what appear to be "bargain basement" prices — often lead to expensive and even risky follow-up exams.

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