Thu 28 Dec | Vox
Eric M. Patashnik, the Julis-Rabinowitz professor of public policy and a professor of political science at Brown, describes the conditions that lead American doctors to routinely prescribe medical treatments that are not based on sound science, including a weak coalition in favor of evidence-based medicine, medical professionals' desire to maintain professional and clinical autonomy, and the political challenges involved in advocating for reforms to improve treatment.