Doctors overestimating benefits, underestimating harm of procedures, drugs

Doctors are often underestimating the harm and overestimating the benefits of common tests, procedures and drugs, a review has found.

An analysis of 48 studies that in total surveyed more than 13,000 clinicians in the US, Europe and Australia, showed 87 per cent of the time most did not accurately estimate the risks of harm from different medical interventions.

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