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Sun, 17th May 2015

Choose your Treatment Wisely

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A campaign to combat “over-treatment” of patients has been announced by doctors’ leaders this week. The initiative is called “Choosing Wisely”, and has its roots in the US and Canada. It promotes more open conversations between doctors and patients, rather than an obsessive - and frequently financially incentivised - adherence to targets and guidelines. Consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra authored the report, which was published this week in the British Medical Journal...

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