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Letters Too much medicine campaign

Powerful societal discourses and vested interests need to be tackled by too much medicine campaign

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1724
  1. Jim Boddington, general practitioner1
  1. 1Shoreditch Park Surgery, London N1 5DR, UK
  1. jim.boddington{at}

The too much medicine campaign will need to tackle two issues related to the overmedicalisation of society—public understanding of the value of screening and the private sector’s role.1

Every medical student learns about Wilson’s criteria, yet doctors still ask for screening interventions that fail to make the grade. Some are policy driven, such as the almost certainly …

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