In Medicine: Less is More
In medicine, as in many things, more is not always better.
Some of what we do, with our best intentions, may be harmful. An unnecessary test or treatment can have a very real impact on a person’s health, and often it’s not for the better. There are also other patients who need a certain service, but may have trouble accessing it because the system is too burdened with overtesting and overtreating others. It’s time to talk more about this.
To that end, over the past few months, I’ve been working on a project about “the right amount” of healthcare. I would love for you to take a look:
Your thoughts and questions are very much invited. I’ve been a little quiet here on DrOttematic as my passions have steered me elsewhere for now, but I’m still keeping afloat.