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‘Perverse Incentives’ Perpetuate Use of Disproven Medical Treatments
Health Leaders Media

Flawed research too often prompts doctors and hospitals to rush in technologies or practices which subsequent studies resoundingly refute. Yet despite solid contradicting evidence, some doctors take years to change their recommended care, and others just don’t.

That’s the conclusion of researchers who looked at 146 medical practices based on studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, whose conclusions were reversed by subsequent scientific trials within the next 10 years.