Don't strangle health promotion, redefine itBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7334.427 (Published 16 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:427
- Allan Sinclair (firstname.lastname@example.org), director of health services
- Public Health Lakeland Regional Health Authority, Lac La Biche Health Unit, Box 869, Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada T0A 2C0
EDITOR—Guthrie cites an example of a well meaning and resource intense intervention for type 2 diabetes that failed to have the effect for which it was presumably designed.1 He calls for us to strangle health promotion before it strangles us.
I agree that many health promotion trials have been disappointing, but I think that the call …