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When good care means less pay

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 04 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5997

Re: When good care means less pay

Health and sickness are like the two ends of a seesaw. As one goes up, the other goes down. So health enables us to avoid some, but not all, of the swings and slides of sickness and the merry-go-round of misguided doctors, who think that health is merely the absence of sickness. But health is more than the absence of sickness, just as life is more than the absence of death. Health is the shield between life and death.

Competing interests: I have a self-published e-book called "Peace Poetry & The LOVE Diet", which promotes peace, simplifies health, and demystifies addiction.

08 October 2013
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA