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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

    Estimating the chance of disease

    Estimating the chance of disease

    It turns out that clinicians are not very good at estimating the probability of illness which leads to unnecessary care.

    • 3 min
    Mistaken approval of Alzheimer’s Drug

    Mistaken approval of Alzheimer’s Drug

    Aducanumab is not just a drug that doesn’t seem to work, but it is an enormously expensive drug but provides false hope to desperate families.

    • 4 min
    Marketing low value products

    Marketing low value products

    If COVID-19 has taught us anything, one lesson is that we need to rethink allowing promotions for treatments that are overdone, unnecessary, or not proven effective.

    • 3 min
    Using incentives to drive health care

    Using incentives to drive health care

    For years we have used incentives and disincentives to drive people toward specific behaviors. Is driving toward COVID immunization any different?

    • 3 min
    Selecting your type of health care provider

    Selecting your type of health care provider

    Rather than selecting a health care provider based on ability and training, people often rely on demographic data and look for someone they think is like them.

    • 3 min
    The Promotion of Medical Devices

    The Promotion of Medical Devices

    For years pharmaceutical companies have provide gifts and kickbacks to doctors who prescribed their drugs. Medical device manufacturers are now playing the same game and it’s costing all of us.

    • 3 min

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