Friday, February 5, 2010

Can You Trust Your Doctor’s Recommendations?

trustdoctor While heart disease is among the most studied of illnesses, the Wall Street Journal reported that only 11% of more than 2,700 recommendations approved by conventional cardiologists for treating heart patients were supported by high-quality scientific testing.

Because treatment decisions are often made very forcefully by the doctor, the patient is convinced that the doctor knows what he/she is talking about.

According to Harlan Krumholz, a cardiologist at Yale University School of Medicine, doctors should disclose to patients the strength of the evidence behind the care they recommend.

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2 comments:

8541 said...

人生的光榮,不在永不失敗,而在於能夠屢仆屢起。 ..................................................

假日的 said...

Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................