Kendall Britt, MD and Amy Rogers, MD
Welcome to 2 Docs Talk, the podcast about healthcare, the science of medicine and everything in between. Join cohosts Kendall Britt, MD and Amy Rogers, MD for a 15 minute check-up on current issues in medicine and health policy. The doctor is always in.
In healthcare, the holy graille seems to be longevity. We look at whether a treatment increases lifespan and use that as a barometer for it's value. But should that be the yardstick we use? Or would we be better off with a more subjective measure of improving quality of life, even if that means sacrificing some of the quantity. Today, 2 Docs Talk about this question propose some things to consider as you consider your approach to aging and healthcare. Resources: Colonoscopy study in the Annals of Internal Medicine Research on lifespan in Nature The Austad/Olshansky Wager