Less Medicine, More Health: Seven Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care

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"'Eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings,' the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises the public in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And that is absolutely true--except for the checkup part. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. However, surprisingly, medical care is not in fact well correlated with good health. The major determinants of health are outside individual medical care. Dr. Gilbert Welch ...

Less Medicine, More Health: Seven Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care 2015, Beacon Press, Boston

ISBN-13: 9780807071649

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