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.
"Medical Mystery: Why Is Back Surgery So Popular in Wyoming?" is from the February 13, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Austin Frakt and Jonathan Skinner and narrated by Fleet Cooper.