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By Joyce Frieden

NEW YORK CITY -- Doctors should demand more research into evidence-based treatments, Paul Krugman, PhD, Nobel laureate in economics, said here.

"We're remarkably ignorant about what works in medicine, and that's something doctors really should be demanding, that we have much more evidence-based treatments," Krugman, who is also professor of economics at the City University of New York, said Tuesday at an event sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine. On the other hand, when it comes to healthcare reform, "Doctors should be doing medicine, not economics, and we should aim for a system where they don't have to."

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