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Researchers: Docs Often Use Treatments That Have Little Scientific Support

Reuters: Medical "Best Practice" Often No More Than Opinion
Even when following medical guidelines to the letter, doctors often use treatments that have little or no scientific support, U.S. researchers said Monday. They found 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 (Joelving, 1/10).
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