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Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A surgeon cuts through the evidence

Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A surgeon cuts through the evidence
 

For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think. In this book you will see how commonly performed operations can be found to be useless or even harmful when properly evaluated. That these claims come fr... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781525210495
Published 4 March 2016 by ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
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Author(s) By Harris, Ian
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ISBN-13 9781525210495
ISBN-10 1525210491
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Imprint ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Publication Date 4 March 2016
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
Edition [Dyslexic Edition]
Author(s) By Harris, Ian
Category Surgery
Number of Pages 324
Dimensions Width: 197mm
Height: 254mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Surgery: Professional
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

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For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think. In this book you will see how commonly performed operations can be found to be useless or even harmful when properly evaluated. That these claims come from an experienced, practising orthopaedic surgeon who performs many of these operations himself, makes the unsettling argument particularly compelling. Of course no surgeon is recommending invasive surgery in bad faith, but Ian Harris argues that the evidence for the success for many common operations, including knee arthroscopies, back fusion or cardiac stenting, become current accepted practice without full examination of the evidence. The placebo effect may be real, but is it worth the recovery time, expense and discomfort?

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