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The Resource for Medical Consumer Protection

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA. 1992; 268: 2537-2540) published an article that stated, “50% of coronary angiography currently being undertaken in the United States is unnecessary, or at least could be postponed.” Coronary angiographies are only one of many different types of procedures or surgeries that are being over-performed.

People should routinely validate any medical advice they receive to determine if it is appropriate and medically necessary. They need reliable information to do so. There are no sources of information that could be more reliable than evidence-based medical guidelines (EBMGs), which are the “gold standard” for identifying the criteria for the medical necessity of any treatment, procedure or surgery. These guidelines are written by committees of doctors who have been appointed by their respective American medical or surgical specialty boards. These committees ”distill” hundreds of pages of scientific data down to only a few bullet points found on EBMGs, which are called the “criteria for medical necessity.” The use of EBMGs by average people, in partnership with their own doctors, will help them arrive at the very best possible personal medical decisions.

We are a doctor-owned and operated resource which connects average people to the EBMGs that apply to any medical intervention. We encourage our visitors to search for the applicable EBMGs on their own (free of charge) through our direct links to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Alternatively, a search by our staff for the applicable EBMGs may be requested by clicking on “Request a Guideline Search” (below), for which there is a nominal charge of $39.95.

 

What We DoWhat are Evidence-based Medical Guidelines?Databases We SearchAn Example of EBMGs

We help average consumers find the evidence-based medical guidelines (EBMGs) that apply to any treatment, procedure or surgery. When a consumer is informed about the criteria for the medical necessity of any medical treatment, procedure or surgery,

he will be prepared to enter into a meaningful discussion with his own personal physician about the intervention in question. This process results in arriving at the best possible personal medical decisions. Link to NIH

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