Doctors often use treatments with little scientific support

According to Reuters, physicians often base treatments on expert opinion or anecdotal evidence. Only one in seven treatment recommendations from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) — a society representing healthcare providers and researchers across the country — were based on high-quality data from clinical trials. This is based on a study published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, based on over 4,200 recommendations between 1994 and 2010. [Link to Reuters Article]

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