n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Ageing gracefully : editor's comment
|Article Title||Ageing gracefully : editor's comment|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||May 2009|
A recent article in the British Medical Journal (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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