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Letters Too much medicine campaign

Too much medicine campaign is long overdue

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1723
  1. Anthony Papagiannis, respiratory physician1
  1. 1St Luke’s Hospital, 55236 Thessaloniki, Greece
  1. antpap56{at}

The BMJ’s too much medicine campaign is long overdue, especially in the prevailing financial climate.1 When I returned to Greece after working for several years in the UK, my colleagues labelled me as “minimalist” because I tried to avoid excessive investigations for simple conditions. Over the years I have not greatly …

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