Futile examinations (completed)

Modern medicine is ever more accused for futile examinations and futile treatments. In an ever more costly health care it is very important to reduce futile activity. However, it is not clear what futility means in a health care setting.

Mae West: “Too much of a good thing is wonderful” Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Objectives

To analyze and clarify the concept of futility in particular in the context of radiological examinations

Outcomes

Publications

Background

The project is related to Kristin Bakke Lysdahls PhD project funded by the University College of Oslo.

Financing

  • UiO

Cooperation

  • University College of Oslo

Start - Finish 

March 1 2007 – December 2011

Published May 22, 2011 4:59 PM - Last modified Feb. 2, 2016 11:09 AM

Contact

Project leader

Bjørn Hofmann