Too much medicine: symptoms matterBMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1454 (Published 02 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1454
- H Gilbert Welch, general internist
- PO Box 114, Thetford, Vermont 05074, USA
Godlee lists some efforts “to pull back the harms and waste of medical excess” as well as a caution.1 I am struck, however, that the caution applies to a fundamentally different category of medical care.
The listed examples of too much medicine—routine monitoring in …