The first of these 2 articles is a general tale of evidence-based medicine. One of the best articles (or blog posts) that I have read in a long time, from the excellent David Gorski of Science-based Medicine, who is also known as Orac (whose blog is ‘respectful insolence’). It is a discussion of why campaigns such as choosing wisely may fail unless we put different structures in place to support the initiatives. www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/choosing-wisely-changing-medical-practice-is-hard/ he discusses, among other important issues, the place and the importance of comparative effectiveness research.
Another article, this time from Mother Jones, not a science publication; the writer shows a better understanding of the science surrounding breast cancer screening than many supposedly science based journals, or “scientific physicians” such as Dr Daniel Kopans from Harvard, a radiologist who can always be counted on to criticize studies which call into question the value of universal mammography. www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/10/faulty-research-behind-mammograms-breast-cancer