Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Dr Maryanne Demasi: Too Much Medicine
Could our relentless pursuit of good health be making us sick?
Advances in medicine have propelled health care to new heights and a vast array of diagnostic tests and drug therapies is now available. But are we getting too much of a good thing?
An increasing number of doctors now say that sometimes, “less is more” when it comes to medical interventions. Some doctors are concerned that resources are being wasted on the "worried well" and that the ever-expanding definition of how we define "disease" has been influenced by vested interests. Could excessive medical interventions be causing more harm than good?
Dr Maryanne Demasi examines how our relentless pursuit for good health might be making us sick. #ABCcatalyst