Seven key health trends for 2013

Science-ish wrote about some of their top predicted trends for 2013 including two (or three) that are relevant to "Less is More" in Medicine:

5. Shifting screening mores: 

The cancer screening debates heated up again in 2012. The scientific community now recommends against routine PSA testing for prostate cancer in men, and that for women, while diagnostic mammography can be helpful, mass screening is not as effective as was once believed. As more robust evidence emerges and guidelines shift, expect to hear more about the public-health challenge of communicating shifting mores to patients . . .

6. Slow medicine: 

. . . the world must wake up and realize “medicine is far from being an exact science” and what we need now is more “slow medicine”—thoughtful, considered and evidence-informed. . .

7. Evidence revival: 

Science-ish has argued that the ideals of evidence-based medicine must spread beyond the medicine cabinet and bedside. . . Though striking the right balance among values, politics and science is no easy task, when there are fewer resources, there will be less space for policies that don’t work . . .

Read more at Science-ish.