Making the dilemma of universal health checks clear to patientsBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5230 (Published 04 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5230
- Sarah L Wookey, general practitioner1
- 1West Bar Surgery, Banbury OX16 9SF, UK
Our practice is paid to provide health checks, which are both popular and appreciated.1
If the Cochrane review’s conclusions are correct,2 these checks do not benefit our patients.
I see four options: (1) continue; (2) continue but report myself to the General Medical Council for promoting an intervention from which I profit and which I …