Feasibility of opportunistic disease prevention: Doctors' responsibilities should not be reduceda

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7421.989-b (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:989
  1. Nigel C Stott, emeritus professor of general practice (stottoxwich@aol.com)
  1. University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff CF23 9PN

    EDITOR–Getz et al doubt the justification for opportunistic disease prevention in primary care because the expanded agenda of risk and prevention since 1979 seems too daunting.1 This is not logical. The correct course is good science and sound professional discipline in the interests of patient wellbeing.

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