Medical treatment

How to measure the potential harm of medical treatment

As we wrote last week, far fewer people benefit from medical therapies than we tend to think. This fact is quantified in the number of therapies needed to treat, or NNT, which tells you how many people would need to receive medical therapy for one person to benefit. NSTs well above 10 or even 100 […]

Medical treatment

Medical treatment not yet approved? No problem! Welcome to bypass tourism

Medical tourism is the practice of seeking medical care across international borders. Countries with established medical sectors like the United States, Europe, India and Thailand are traditional destinations for international visitors seeking medical care. Although costs are usually paid out of pocket, some patients seek medical care abroad because it is cheaper than in their […]