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oa South African Family Practice - The paradox of health education : peripheralia

 

Abstract

A while ago, my receptionist came through to say that a patient had phoned our rooms in a panic and asked to see me as an emergency. I was very booked up, but said that I would fit her in just before lunch. She arrived early and was obviously anxious. It turned out that she had gone to the chemist and had had a cholesterol test. The result was 6 mmol and the chemist had told her it was "too high" and "above normal". She thought that she was going to have a stroke immediately and had come in for a check-up.

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2013-09-01
2016-12-04
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