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Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.

“Two years ago, a trio of Bloomberg journalists reported that Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City was scheduling ’emergencies-by-appointment’ for patients to get stents, because, the report said, insurance is more likely to cover the procedure in an emergency situation.”

 

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