Intended for healthcare professionals

Analysis

The knowledge system underpinning healthcare is not fit for purpose and must change

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2463 (Published 03 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2463

Diagnosis: Fact or Fiction


Diagnosis is the sine qua non of healthcare. Without a diagnosis, doctors don't know how to help patients. But there are many patients who can't be diagnosed or helped. So let's enhance diagnostics and therapeutics with commonsense holistics by avoiding all toxins and addictions, because both are common, covert causes of multimorbidity and mortality. Intellectual but ineffectual, and oblivious to the obvious, diagnostics and therapeutics are often contrived and divisive, but logical holistics are realistic and pragmatic, and should be automatic.

Competing interests: No competing interests

09 June 2015
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, USA