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We know that evidence-based medicine works. So why don't politicians support it?

October 3, 2017 The Washington Post

In an interview of Henry Farrell with The Washington Post, political scientist Eric Patashnik discusses his new book Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine, and its findings. "Many doctors support evidence-based medicine in the abstract, but bristle when studies question the effectiveness of treatments in their practice areas. And politicians recognize that picking a fight with doctors is not a winning reelection strategy, despite mounting concerns about the efficiency and quality of health care."

We know that evidence-based medicine works. So why don't politicians support it? (interview with Eric Patashnik) – The Washington Post