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Letters Too much medicine

CANTABmobile and its misleading promotion

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 15 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5597
  1. Peter J Gordon, consultant psychiatrist for older adults1
  1. 1Clackmannan Community Healthcare Centre, Sauchie FK10 3JQ, UK
  1. petergordon{at}

Glasziou and colleagues’ editorial on too much medicine suggests we ask: “Does this new test detect more or earlier ‘disease’? Do we understand the course of disease in these extra cases?”1 I have had concerns for some time about “a new touch screen test for dementia” (

CANTABmobile is a computer based tool that has been widely promoted by Cambridge Cognition to primary care services across …

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