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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 9781742242309
Published 1 March 2016
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Harris, Ian
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781742242309
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint NewSouth
Publication Date 1 March 2016
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Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Harris, Ian
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Medicine
Surgery
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
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Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 617.092
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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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