It is not appropriate to dismiss inappropriate care: Personalized care does not justify use of therapies that have been shown to lack benefit

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Abstract

Will you be disbelieving, dismissive, disheartened or alert to the dangers after reading the study in this issue of the MJA that identified potentially inappropriate care in Australian hospitals?1 Using routine hospital admissions data, Duckett and colleagues found that five procedures not supported by clinical evidence happen more than 100 times a week and there is great variation in hospital-specific rates of procedures that should not be done routinely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-162
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume203
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2015

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