Doctors who do procedures ‘immoral, incompetent, indifferent’

Tens of thousands of Americans each year undergo surgical procedures that are not necessary because their physicians are “immoral, incompetent and indifferent,” according to a study by USA Today.

“It’s a very serious issue, (and) there really hasn’t been a movement to address it,” warned Lucian Leape, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The patient-safety expert began studying unneeded surgeries when a congressional report from nearly 40 years ago estimated there were 2.4 million cases each year and 12,000 people died because of those surgeries.

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