When Evidence Says No, But Doctors Say Yes

graphic"Years after research contradicts common practices, patients continue to demand them and doctors continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatment." writes David Epstein in ProPublica, February 22, 2017. This extensive article identifies a number of common treatments that have questionable evidence. The dilemma further outlined in the article for the average person is, when these treatments are proposed, if we question them, some medical practitioners react strongly. This article opens the debate and confirms any scepticism you may have (click to read)

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