Sound Body #1740: RightCare Conclusion, 09/29/17

Sep 25, 2017

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Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them, and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments. Doctors sometimes assume that if a treatment or procedure is "bio-plausible" - that is, it seems intuitively correct, then it must work. Large numbers of studies have proven that stents implanted in stable patients with narrowed arteries do not prevent heart attack or death.