Oct 25, 2016 12:56 PM
Report: Doctors say these routine procedures are 'pointless'
From broken bones to palliative chemotherapy, leading doctors are saying that some routine medical procedures have no actual benefit when it comes to the patients health, according to The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
The academy, which represents 22 royal medical colleges, have come out in saying that "nothing" may be the answer to your medical emergency. Ageing, infertility, death, disease and even broken bones have been considered out of our control. Senior doctors have said that common routine procedures are "in fact pointless," according to The Guardian.
Choosing Wisely, a campaign working to inform both medical professionals and patients of medical phenomenons, have taken to the motion of identifying tests or procedures commonly used in their field that should be questioned and discussed, according to their website.
The campaign's mission is to help patients choose harmless, necessary, supportive and non-repetitive procedures when thinking of their medical care.
In a world where the hospital is normally the first stop after an incident, the question is - will people believe this study?