Wasting time and money
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Classic marketing quote, continuing a line of thinking I started a few days ago (Regressing to Hell):
“I know that I waste half the money I spend on advertising. The problem is, I don’t know which half.”
We can easily revise that for treatments and therapy for chronic pain:
“I know that I waste half the time and money I spend on therapy. The problem is, I don’t know which half.”
Or maybe ⅔? ¾? ⅓? People will draw the line in different places—and where and why would reveal some vested interests—but I think everyone agrees that progress in chronic pain recovery is often extremely erratic, and some time and money always gets wasted.
Which is why, very generally (693!), it is valuable for patients to be educated and empowered, to improve the odds of avoiding the most useless treatment options.