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Study Identifies Abundance of Ineffective Medical Procedures

Written by  Ellie Rizzo | Thursday, 25 July 2013 17:06
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A new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings has determined that 146 common medical interventions are equivalent to doing nothing.

The study meta-analyzed 1,344 studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine between 2001 and 2010 that examined or tested a medical intervention.

Of the 363 practices considered, 146, or 40 percent, had no significant effect.

For the full list of purported ineffective procedures, click here.

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