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This episode was adapted from a column written by Austin Frakt and Jon Skinner. The original article can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/upshot/medical-mystery-why-is-back-surgery-so-popular-in-casper-wyo.html.


You might think that once drugs, devices and medical procedures are shown to be effective, they quickly become available. You might also think that those shown not to work as well as alternatives are immediately discarded. Reasonable assumptions both, but you'd be wrong. That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage.

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