The Heart Attack That Wasn’t

The Heart Attack That Wasn’t

Editor’s Note: This is a first installment (we hope) in a series about an all-too-real-life medical drama experienced by a former SPM board member and longtime sci-tech journalist Carla Berg-Nelson (aka “Carla B.”). There is much to learn here about being an...
Learning More from ‘Less is More’ Medicine

Learning More from ‘Less is More’ Medicine

(part three of three) Lessons from Quebec for Choosing Wisely and Less is More Medicine After a busy few days tracking topics around the researchers and policy-makers at a recent “Preventing Overdiagnosis” conference in Quebec aimed at reducing...
How many tries does it take to flip a physician?

How many tries does it take to flip a physician?

(chapter two of three) Watching physicians pivot from ‘More is Better’ to ‘Less is More’ For British cardiologist David Warriner it all began when he was a trainee MD and it was his job to organize the daily tests ordered on the ward. Time and...

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