Are these tests actually required?Anyone who has been to a private hospital might have experienced the situation wherein he will be asked to take a number of tests. Are these tests actually required? Most of the times results comes with no issues but we will end up paying a huge amount as bill.
I feel it is just a way for such hospitals to make money and increase their profits. But at times these tests can turn out to be helpful as some disease can be diagnosed which we actually didn't know. Also knowing it at an early stage helps in complete cure.
But on the whole asking patients to take numerous tests is not a good option. Some tests involves radiation and is not good for the patient. If you have an insurance card then the number of tests and the medicines prescribed will be more. Taking unnecessary medicines will end up in other diseases.
It is high time private hospitals stop these techniques of profit making. Making money by unnecessarily troubling a sick person, isn't it too much? Have you ever come across such incidents?