What we think we know is probably not true. If we are practicing medicine the same way next year as we are practicing this year, we clearly havenâ€™t learned anything.
This is the principle on which I have built my practice and research career. It breeds a healthy skepticism of both â€śacceptedâ€ť knowledge and â€śstandard of careâ€ť practices. A few recent studies have reinforced this belief. Here they are: