Title

Too much medicine; too little care

Date of this Version

7-1-2013

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published version

Glasziou, P., Moynihan, R., Richards, T., & Godlee, F. (2013). Too much medicine: Too little care. BMJ. 2013 (347), f4247

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© Copyright The Authors, 2013

ISSN

1756-1833

Abstract

Extract: A growing frustration in clinical medicine is that we are now so busy managing the proliferation of risk factors, “incidentalomas,” and the worried well that we lack the time to care properly for those who are seriously ill. As the definitions of common conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease have expanded and the categories and boundaries of mental disorders have grown, our time and attention for the most worryingly ill, disturbed, and vulnerable patients has shrunk. Too much medicine is harming both the sick and well.

 

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