The right to a diagnosis?BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b956 (Published 09 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b956
- Arnold G Zermansky, general practitioner1
- 1Park Edge Practice, Leeds LS14 1HX
Balen and colleagues are concerned that too exclusive a definition of polycystic ovary syndrome would leave many without a diagnosis, even though they have equal rights to medical care.1 They seek a blurring of the criteria for diagnosis to give a patient her therapeutic right.
There is nothing new about treating …