Friday, August 07, 2009

Cement for Spine Fractures May Not Work

Here is another real-world example of how the health care industry forges ahead with new treatments and technology that drive up costs, while never knowing how well they work. This is why health care has become so expensive that many of us can't afford it.

A study of the cement used for spinal fractures shows that it may work no better than a placebo. Rest and pain killers work just as well. To learn more, read about the study in the New York Times.


Studies Question Using Cement for Spine Injuries
Published: August 6, 2009
Research into effectiveness of a procedure in use since the 1990s comes as the Obama administration calls for assessing how health care money is spent.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/health/research/06spine.html

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