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The Cultural Evolution of Ineffective Medicine

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posted on 19.07.2013, 13:00 by Mícheál de BarraMícheál de Barra, Pontus Strimling, Kimmo Eriksson

Treated individuals with better outcomes are more likely to tell other people about thier experience than people with poorer outcomes. This bias distorts the reputation of medical treatments and may expalin the prevelence of ineffective treatements. Data comes from amazon.com reviews, clinical trials, and experiments.

 

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