Interesting article dealing with rising health care costs. The author maintains that much of the increase in the cost of health care is due to doctors and patients using medical techniques that are not only unnecessary, but also expensive. To quote the author medicine in Canada and the US promotes a culture of "...overtesting, overtreatment, and intervention that puts patients at increased risk." It also serves to drive up health care costs in both countries.

Unhealthy fears push health costs higher