we often over-estimate medicine


Via Vox: A JAMA Internal Medicine article discusses how people systematically over estimate the benefits of medical treatment. This speaks to a broader issue – we under value things like exercise, diet, sanitation, and vaccination for health and over value “hero medicine” and fancy interventions.

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Written by fabiorojas

March 11, 2015 at 12:17 am

Posted in fabio, mere empirics

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  1. Umut Koc

    March 11, 2015 at 9:10 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Frankie Bow and commented:
    But exercise, diet, sanitation and vaccination are BO-ring!


    Frankie Bow

    March 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm

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