The future of general practice

Fitzpatrick, Mike
October 2006
British Journal of General Practice;Oct2006, Vol. 56 Issue 531, p801
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the future of general practice. It emphasizes the importance of maintaining the boundaries between medical science and quackery. It mentions that health promotion has become moralistic and intrusive while screening tests produces anxiety out of all proportion to health benefit.


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