Conmpelling Case For Medical Conservatism:
"BMJ reviewed 3000 treatments & found that 1/2 were of unknown effectiveness & only 11% were clearly beneficial."
— Allen Frances (@AllenFrancesMD) March 14, 2019
1/ In a congressional hearing on health care costs earlier this week, expert testimony indicated that 30-60% of the approx. $3.6 trillion we spend on medicine is wasteful. (see James testimony here) https://t.co/JRLhI9SdZW
— Jeneen Interlandi (@JInterlandi) July 20, 2018
Also see these two interesting articles:
Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it? (The New Yorker)
When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes: 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. (The Atlantic)
“Commercial interests, reporting bias, secrecy, ethically dubious studies and inertia are the ingredients of contemporary research and publication practices.”
— Luca De Fiore (@lucadf) February 2, 2017
Preventing a medical doctor from speaking on the subject of nutrition to their patients is a very strange thing. If the food we eat is the cornerstone of our health, how can a doctor help patients to regain health if they are not allowed to talk about food?
Medical Doctors Punished & Silenced for Giving “Unapproved” High Fat Dietary Advice https://t.co/RRsimqxwco
— Weston A. Price (@WestonAPrice) February 5, 2017