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"Death is not inevitable"; why society's beliefs fuel overtreatment

05:39 EDT 15 Oct 2014 | British Medical Journal

Our whole society views risk in medicine wrongly, argue Jerome Hoffman and Hemal Kanzaria from the University of California Los Angeles. In this podcast they slay some strongly held myths about medicine's ability to heal, and say that one of our big beliefs, that death is not inevitable, is leading to overtreatment. Read their full analysis of...

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