For decades, clinicians and researchers have been concerned about patients getting treatments, including operations, that don’t work. As well as failing to treat the original health problem, ineffective care exposes patients to complications and side-effects and waste precious health-care resources. Yet while many clinicians believe there is a problem, the policy response has been limited. ...
Australians are undergoing unnecessary surgery heres what we can do about it
By Peter Breadon and Stephen Duckett
17 Aug 2015