One article on PainSci cites Makary 2016: Medical Errors in Perspective
PainSci notes on Makary 2016:
This “analysis” (editorial) has serious flaws, but the sensationalistic headline in a major journal did incalculable preventable harm to the credibility and perception of scientific medicine. Medicine unquestionably has dangers and makes mistakes, but the claim that it is almost as deadly as heart disease and cancer is ridiculous. For detailed analysis, see Gorski and Jarry. For related commentary, see Medical Errors in Perspective.
Specifically regarding Makary 2016:
- “Medical Error Is Not the Third Leading Cause of Death,” Jonathan Jarry, www.mcgill.ca.
- “Are medical errors really the third most common cause of death in the U.S.?,” David Gorski, Sciencebasedmedicine.org.
This page is part of the PainScience BIBLIOGRAPHY, which contains plain language summaries of thousands of scientific papers & others sources. It’s like a highly specialized blog. A few highlights:
- Exercise and education versus saline injections for knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled equivalence trial. Bandak 2022 Ann Rheum Dis.
- Association of Lumbar MRI Findings with Current and Future Back Pain in a Population-based Cohort Study. Kasch 2022 Spine (Phila Pa 1976).
- A double-blinded randomised controlled study of the value of sequential intravenous and oral magnesium therapy in patients with chronic low back pain with a neuropathic component. Yousef 2013 Anaesthesia.
- Is Neck Posture Subgroup in Late Adolescence a Risk Factor for Persistent Neck Pain in Young Adults? A Prospective Study. Richards 2021 Phys Ther.
- Sudden amnesia resulting in pain relief: the relationship between memory and pain. Choi 2007 Pain.