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Why doctors still offer treatments that may not help.

Frakt A. New York Times. August 26, 2019.

September 4, 2019
Frakt A. New York Times. August 26, 2019.

The slow adoption of improvement innovations is a persistent challenge to high-quality and safe patient care. This newspaper article raises concerns about how common treatments are recommended despite insufficient evidence regarding their effectiveness and provides examples of how this problem can result in harm, such as the previous physician belief that opioids were not addictive. Reassessment of science can improve safety and reduce the unintended consequences of ineffective treatments.