n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Defining disease : editor's comment

Volume 29, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



An article in this week's caught my eye - I quote : 'With our new-found fondness for preventing disease and premature death we're redefining more and more of the healthy as sick, and then prescribing our new patients lifelong pharmaceutical solutions to reduce their risks. One recent analysis suggests that the definitions of common conditions have broadened so much that virtually the entire older adult population is now classified as having at least one chronic disease.' So says Ray Moynihan from the University of Newcastle, UK.

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