n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Ageing gracefully : editor's comment

Volume 27, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



A recent article in the (BMJ 2009; 338: b873) highlights what the author calls the 'medicalisation of health'. Older people in the UK are called by their GPs for an annual check-up - which was introduced some years ago, amid controversy - and is now one of the ways that GPs make up their income. My mother (who lives in Scotland) calls it her MOT after the annual roadworthy test that older cars have to have in the UK!

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