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How Much of Orthodox Medicine Is Evidence Based?

By |July 15, 2009|Education, Ethics|

How Much of Orthodox Medicine Is Evidence Based?

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This is an interesting letter from the British Medical Journal


Scientific heavyweights deplore the NHS money wasted on unproved and disproved treatments used by practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), [1, 2] but Lewith, a CAM proponent (see previous letter), is cited elsewhere as saying that the BMJ reckons that 50% of the treatments used in general practice aren’t proved, and 5% are pretty harmful but still being used. [3] (more…)