Why your doctor needs your help to battle over-treatment | Christer Mjåset | TEDxOslo

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Christer Mjåset's talk addresses one of the biggest problems in Western medicine: over-treatment. Although doctors rely on standards and recommendations in medicine on all levels, variation in the use of diagnostic tools and treatment is a widespread phenomenon. What can you do as a patient to battle over-treatment and how can you benefit from taking it seriously?

Christer Mjåset is a neurosurgeon and the Vice President of the Norwegian Medical Association. He is also a published author of five books and an experienced lecturer on different medical topics.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx