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Letters Harmful medical overuse

Italy’s “Doing more does not mean doing better” campaign

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 22 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4703
  1. Sandra Vernero, general secretary1,
  2. Gianfranco Domenighetti, board member1,
  3. Antonio Bonaldi, president1
  1. 1Italy’s Slow Medicine, Via Silvio Pellico, 24, Torino, Italy
  1. s.vernero{at}

Italy’s campaign “Doing more does not mean doing better” (Fare di più non significa fare meglio) was launched by Italy’s Slow Medicine (, a movement of doctors, other health professionals, patients, and citizens.1 It aims to promote measured, respectful, and equitable care.

Nine lists have already been published,2 and many other societies …

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