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Tom Marshall @Farm Road. Mon., 20th Jan, 2020 At 7:30pm

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Why should alternative medicine have a monopoly on quackery?

 

 

Complementary and alternative medicine is caricatured as unscientific and contrasted with the scientific rigor of mainstream medicine. But this is misleading. Mainstream medicine is also riddled with ineffective treatments and procedures. There are treatments in widespread use that we know to be ineffective. There are effective treatments given to the wrong patients. There are treatments where harms and costs clearly outweigh any benefit. There are treatments where we really don’t know if they are effective. This talk will provide a number of examples of ineffective treatment and the clues to overtreatment provided by looking at variations in clinical practice. It will also illustrate why the problem is so intractable.

 

Tom Marshall is a Professor of Public Health and Primary Care. His main medical speciality is in Public Health Medicine but he also has trained in General Practice and has studied Health Economics. Tom has contributed to local, national and international media in relation to his research, particularly in relation to prevention of cardiovascular disease.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2542645769327195/

 

http://sheffield.skepticsinthepub.org/Event.aspx/25982/Why-should-alternative-medicine-have-a-monopoly-on-quackery

Edited by redwhine
It's 2020, not 2019.

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