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