Who needs health care?

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

Preventive medicine deserves more respect

  1. Kelechi E Nnoaham, public health specialist registrar (kcnnoaham@yahoo.com)
  1. Cherwell Vale Primary Care Trust, Oxford Road, Banbury OX16 9AL

    EDITOR—I agree with Heath that the waning of professional power among healthcare professionals has been wrongly perceived to be in the interest of patients' autonomy, whereas increasing corporate power has done more harm, albeit indirectly, to patients' autonomy.1

    I also agree about the relation between longevity and self reported …

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