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1/3rd of the medical procedures are unnecessary!
Jan 11, 2017
An international group of leading doctors and academics say up to one-third of many medical procedures are now being done unnecessarily, causing physical, psychological and financial harm that could threaten the viability of healthcare systems.
A landmark report in The Lancet medical journal said more needed to be done to address inappropriate medicine, which includes deliberate over-servicing by doctors for their own financial gain.
Greed and ignorance is driving unnecessary and harmful medicine, doctors say
Greed, fear of legal action, and widespread commercial influences are contributing to a costly global trend towards unnecessary and potentially harmful medicine, experts say.