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Innovations Spread Abnormally Slow in Medicine

Question, question, question the treatment recommended to you. You'll be in the minority.

Link: The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town.

...how little medicine has in common with the rest of the economy. In most professions, and even, for that matter, in the scientific community, competition insures that, over time, good ideas are diffused through the whole system: people who don’t absorb and adapt fail. But medicine, which is in some ways quintessentially modern, is in other ways a throwback, a bastion of parochialism in a globalized age. And there is reason to think it may remain that way for a long time.

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