This week in healthcare – News from around the web

What tests you really need (and when) – Most often a skilled physician, by taking a careful history and physical exam, has a good idea of what is going on

Doctor incentives tied to better teen drug treatment – Therapists delivered more complete treatment when they were offered bonuses based on quantity and quality of patient care, a new study has found.

Ireland cuts elderly care, overtime to plug health overspend – Ireland’s health service will cut back on care for the elderly and overtime pay to find 130 million euros ($163 million) of new savings aimed at halting a spending overrun

Midlife Fitness Cuts Chronic Disease Later – The analysis finds that those who had higher fitness levels in their 30s, 40s and 50s were substantially less likely to have a chronic condition between the ages of 70 and 85.

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