Who needs health care?

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7503.1331-a (Published 02 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1331

Preventive medicine has potentially big role

  1. Benjamin Dean, senior house officer ([email protected])
  1. Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HU

    EDITOR—I am frustrated at Heath's and Godlee's view of preventive medicine.1 2 They both argue against excessive drug prescribing and treating risk factors, seeing these as aspects of preventive medicine. What is preventive medicine, and why does preventive medicine have to be practised by the medical profession?

    I agree …

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