This is a blog about how lack of common sense leads to common nonsense in medical practice. The result is often Status Iatrogenicus, or a vicious cycle of complications, burdensome care, wasted resources, and missed opportunities. This blog aims a critical eye at various aspects of medical practice that just plain don't make sense - because the cure for common nonsense is uncommon sense.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Underperforming the Market: Why Researchers are Worse than Professional Stock Pickers and A Way Out
Here's an occasional cross post from the Medical Evidence Blog. It's a bit more technical than what is usually posted on Status Iatrogenicus, but it gives a summary description of a pervasive problem with "evidence based medicine" that is so widely applicable to practice that I think it deserves some recognition here.