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Ending Medical Reversal

Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives

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Ending Medical Reversal by Vinayak K. Prasad
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Medications such as Vioxx and procedures such as vertebroplasty for back pain are among the medical "advances" that turned out to be dangerous or useless. What Dr. Vinayak K. Prasad and Dr. Adam S. Cifu call medical reversal happens when doctors start using a medication, procedure, or diagnostic tool without a robust evidence base-and then stop using it when it is found not to help, or even to harm, patients. In Ending Medical Reversal, Drs. Prasad and Cifu narrate fascinating stories from every corner of medicine to explore why medical reversals occur, how they are harmful, and what can be done to avoid them. They explore the difference between medical innovations that improve care and those that only appear to be promising. They also outline a comprehensive plan to reform medical education, research funding and protocols, and the process for approving new drugs that will ensure that more of what gets done in doctors' offices and hospitals is truly effective.

Author Biography

Vinayak K. Prasad, MD, MPH, is a practicing hematologist-oncologist and internal medicine physician at the National Cancer Institute. Adam S. Cifu, MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago. He is a practicing general internist, medical educator, and the coauthor of Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2015
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
9 Line drawings, black and white
Imprint
Johns Hopkins University Press
Interest Age
From 18 years
Pages
280
Dimensions
152x229x23
ISBN-13
9781421417721
Product ID
23078200

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