n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Defining disease : editor's comment
|Article Title||Defining disease : editor's comment|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||May 2011|
An article in this week's British Medical Journal 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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