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Letters New deal on disease definition

Diseases: on a continuum rather than discrete entities

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 31 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3363
  1. Jonathan D Sleath, general practitioner1
  1. 1Kingstone, Hereford HR2 9HN, UK
  1. jonathan.sleath{at}

Many of the problems associated with the changing definitions of diseases stem from the fact that the great majority of diseases are really pathological processes that exist on a continuum …

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