Letters National Sickness Service

Fundamental problem is not lack of preventive care

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39094.381366.1F (Published 18 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:109
  1. Richard J Lyus, resident in family medicine
  1. 1Swedish Providence Family Medicine, 550 16th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, USA richard.lyus@swedish.org

    I do not recall from my training in the United Kingdom meeting as many patients who are utterly disenfranchised, disempowered and disinterested in their health, as so many of my patients are here in the US. I work in a clinic that sees almost entirely …

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