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Are we at risk of being at risk?

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4766 (Published 02 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4766

From "overt disorder" and "occult disorder" to "no disorder but risk"

I agree that we might be at risk of being at risk [1]. To detect the
pre-disease conditions becomes a new trend, and this uses several health
budgets of many countries. The question is: is this activity worth
performing? Is it cost effective? The new definition of disease might
change from "overt disorder" and "occult disorder" to "no disorder but
risk". Are we going the right way?

Reference

1. Godlee F. Are we at risk of being at risk? BMJ 2010 341:c4766

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 September 2010
professor viroj wiwanitkit
physician, director
wiwanitkit house, bangkhae, bangkok