Education And Debate

paying to choose

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.402 (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:402
  1. Elizabeth Stafford (rosy@gothere.uk.com)1
  1. 1Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7LJ

    Everyone likes the idea of choice. The world would be a boring place without it. When that choice extends to extending your chances of living a long and happy life rather than dying or being debilitated by coronary heart disease, it becomes even more appealing. If I ever had high cholesterol concentrations I would desperately attempt to alter my lifestyle, probably fail miserably, and end up back at the general practitioner with my cheque book in hand begging for the wonder drug …

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