oa South African Medical Journal - Overmedicalising - again! : correspondence

Volume 103, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



We write in response to the Editor's comment in CME expressing frustration with delays during the online registration process for the Two Oceans Half-Marathon. Dr Farham attributed this to completion of a medical questionnaire as part of the process. Issues raised included the length of the questionnaire, its content, accuracy of completion, clinical value of the information obtained, and the merits and validity of using the data for further research. We respond as the clinicians responsible for developing and introducing this medical screening process.

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