What do you do if you wish to recommend an intervention to a patient that is not mainstream practice or supported by evidence?

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Published: Summer 2017

We are all aware of a variety of alternative therapies which are not supported by evidence (and the occasional case report saying how good that particular treatment was in that case is not evidence!) - these may be various miracle diets, or cures for male pattern baldness. I hope that as educated professionals we would not believe all that we read, particularly if the information comes from some sources.

So what do you do if you wish to suggest something for a patient that is not supported by the evidence?

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