When we head to the GP most of us assume “the doctor knows best”. But the truth is, many of the scans, tests and procedures ordered by medical practitioners are wasteful, unnecessary and potentially harmful.
“What do you think would be the reaction of the average person in the street if they knew what you knew?
“Well, I think they’d be quite alarmed.” Health Economist
Healthy people are needlessly being turned into patients with tests and scans leading to treatments which at best have no effect, and at worst, cause harm.
“The surgery doesn’t seem to affect the outcome any more than if you did a pretend surgery.” Leading Clinician
“Patients are receiving care that is sometimes ineffective and sometimes unsafe.” Health Economist