How Many Contemporary Medical Practices Are Worse Than Doing Nothing or Doing Less?

Elsevierhealth: 7/24/13

 

How many contemporary medical practices are not any better than or are orse than doing nothing or doing something else that is simpler or less expensive?

This is an important question, given the negative repercussions for patients and the health care system of continuing to endorse futile, inefficient, expensive, or harmful interventions, tests, or management strategies.  Read more