Oh my God, science about effectiveness may be used in healthcare! What will they think of next!
What works and doesn't work in terms of treatments remains a mystery. (One study claims 97%—a pretty big number—of bypass surgeries unnecessary.) (Take an Aspirin instead!) New York Times (05.07) reports the federal budget includes $1.1 billion in the next few years to study treatment effectiveness. The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is highly supportive—but Rush Limbaugh calls it socialism, naturally.
Yup, evidence comes to medicine—and the world wobbles on its axis!
(Re chirps, we have an Oriole, gorgeous bird—flies too fast for a pic.)
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