Study Identifies Abundance of Ineffective Medical Procedures

Written by Ellie Rizzo | July 25, 2013 | Print  |

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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