Biomedical models and healthcare systemsBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7488.419 (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:419
New model will be useful if it alters allocation of resources
- Ellen S Wright, general practitioner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Vanbrugh Hill Health Centre, London SE10 9HQ
EDITOR—Wade and Halligan's new model will be useful if it encourages alternative ways of managing so called functional illnesses.1 Take the example of low back pain as a condition where context is all important.
Patients with typical mechanical low back pain …