Physicians: Prescribing Less May Improve Outcomes

With a few exceptions, when physicians talk, they recommend. Take this. Try that. They satisfy the expectation that automatically comes with a patient's visit or phone call. The physician is compelled to make a recommendation -- a pill, a device or a procedure. Both the physician and medical supplier financially benefit. But is your doctor's advice always in your best interest? Not always. In a 2000 JAMA publication, Julie Magno Zito of the University of Maryland and her coauthors stated...Full Story
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