The Report: When GPs should say no05/28/15
Why are patients given unnecessary medical treatments? Should doctors just say no?
When GPs should say no
The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges believes there is evidence that many patients are over-medicalised; given treatments that do not help alleviate a range of commonplace conditions. In some cases they may even do harm. Adrian Goldberg explores what...
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