In one of the corporate hospitals which I visited in my city(Chennai*) , happened to see a nurse taking blood sample from a patient who has been just admitted in a Hi-tech coronary care unit for UA-NSTEMI.
It included blood tests for CRPs,homocysteine,Apo-lioprpitein B etc . She was being supervised by a capitation fee fed , just delivered , neo- medical graduate from a country side medical college.
I asked her what for you’r doing these tests.
She said , it is to detect risk of developing CAD.
. . .I reminded her , the patient had already developed full blown CAD .
She was too innocent to say ” I do not know all those things sir , my consultant asked me to do it !
This is how some corporate coronary unit* functions and handle their prized possession . And every one enjoys it , as science prevails over common sense !
* Shall I name the hospital ? . . . No , it would invite trouble . . . oh , what a freedom of expression we enjoy !