Problem

Medical materialism

Other Names:
Medical conservatism
Claim:
It can take 17 years for important medical discoveries to become accepted and used by the average doctor. For example, heart medicines called beta blockers were proved more than 10 years ago to increase significantly a person's chances of survival after a heart attack. But nearly half of heart attack victims in the USA still do not receive them.
Values:
Materialism
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Medicine
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
05.03.2001 – 00:00 CET