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Sickening health care?

John M Dwyer
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): .

The basic message is accurate and important: too many with minor ailments who enter the health care system are convicted of being ill when in fact they are healthy. Well people, Hadler suggests, are those individuals yet to be investigated by a doctor! The health care system is, he argues, poorly evidence-based in far too many areas. Over-diagnosis and the reflexive resort to the prescription pad, rather than reassuring dialogue, is endemic. There is much truth in this of course, but he “doth protest too much, methinks”.

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