More and more frequently we talk about waiting lists. The interesting thing is that almost always we speak about
diagnostic “tests” and almost never about visits. The lengthening of waiting lists for diagnostic services reveals
a problem related not so much to medicine, but to the not regulated request of exams, sometimes useful, but
almost always useless, to diagnose suspected but not clear diseases. It should alarm the medical class. Unfortunately
the clinicians are not able to recognize and diagnose diseases often obvious with clear epidemiology, a
problem which induces overdiagnosis and more diagnostic tests.