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Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts through the Evidence | Paperback

by Ian Harris (Author)


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Binding:  Paperback
Publisher:  University of New South Wales Press
Edition:  1st Edition
Page Count:  240 Pages
Publication Date:  May 01, 2016
Sales Rank:  157763rd



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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, practicing orthopedic 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.

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