Oregon Health & Science University Study Concludes Nearly 400 Common Medical Practices are Actually Ineffective


Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) led a research study that has concluded that almost 400 common medical practices are actually ineffective.

The OHSU led a study published in eLife, will push for the de-adoption of these ineffective commonly known as medical reversals reports UPI.

The Study

The OHSU led team studied randomized controlled trials published in the past 15 years in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine.

After reviewing 3,000 articles, their work uncovered 296 medical reversals.  About 92% of studies were conducted on subjects in high-income countries. Only 8% took place in low or middle-income countries.

Some Results

Practices concentrating on cardiovascular disease were reversed 20% of the time, representing the highest rate of any category. Public health and preventative medicine and critical care came next respectively.

Lead Research/Investigator

Diana Herrera-Perez