The origin of the word 'doctor' is to teach
The origin of the word 'doctor' is to teach.
One of the main roles of a medical doctor is to teach the patient
about their health and illness. Doctors are effective teachers given
sufficient time. Patients and family members are the main agents of
positive changes in health at a population level.
My answer: 'a longer general practice consultation' over any of the
current motley collection of magic bullets.
Little high-quality evidence to back it up though, so dangerously non-
evidence-based (Wilson & Childs, 2006).
Competing interests: No competing interests