Unnecessary medical services cost $210 billion is mostly unneeded procedures and operations. Such as lumbar disc herniation without a trial of conservative therapy first. What this doesn't account for is procedures and common surgeries that have been deemed ineffective. Another buzzword for ineffective medical care or procedures is "low value."
A common example is arthroscopic (which means performed via a scope or small camera to limit the size of the surgical cut) knee surgery, also known as "partial meniscectomy." The most common operation in the United States, with over seven hundred thousand performed every year with direct medical sots of $4 billion. Yes, that is $4 BILLION.
In a randomized trial in Canada, patients with a torn meniscus were randomized to arthroscopic knee surgery or a sham operation, such that the patient or researchers collecting the data from the patients did not know which had been performed. There was NO DIFFERENCE in outcomes, emphasizing the profound placebo effect of surgery itself.
There is a better way! Call for a free consult to see if your knee pain is something that can be helped in our office without the a useless surgery and a waste of time and money.
Coastal Integrative Healthcare
315 N Ridgewood Ave
Edgewater, FL 32132