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Misuse of diagnostic tests

Arjun Rajagopalan

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2008.044


The late Arthur C Clarke, well-known science-fiction writer, said: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Indeed, there would be no arguing about the magical abilities of the tools at our disposal today. There appears to be no slowing down, either, of the pace at which new technology (diagnostic and therapeutic) is being introduced into medical practice.

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