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Rising to the challenge of multimorbidity

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6964 (Published 06 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:l6964

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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. Diagnostics and therapeutics are contrived and divisive, but logical holistics are realistic and pragmatic, and should be automatic.

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 January 2020
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA