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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Medicine over- and underuse

LONDON - Up to 70 percent of hysterectomies in the United States,
a quarter of knee replacements in Spain and more than half the antibiotics
prescribed in China are inappropriate, overused healthcare,
researchers said on Monday.
Experts who carried out a series of studies across the world found
that medicine and healthcare are routinely both over- and underused,
causing avoidable harm and suffering and wasting precious resources.
The studies, commissioned by The Lancet journal and conducted
by 27 international specialists, also found rates of Caesarian section
deliveries are soaring - often in women who do not need them - while
the simple use of steroids to prevent premature births has lagged
for 40 years./.../

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