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Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work

Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work

Vox - Eric Patashnik

The news last fall that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for the relief of chest pain, and the cost of the procedure ranges from $11,000 to …

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