Health checks – seem innocuous, but are you told about the scale of the harms?

This rapid response by Peter C Gotzsche, Director, Nordic Cochrane Centre, to an article in bmj about NHS Health Checks may be of interest:
‘I don’t want the truth, I want something I can tell Parliament!’
http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5222?tab=responses

Although written with humour, it has a deadly serious message. Both screening and health checks turn many healthy people into patients, with serious adverse effects on their lives

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About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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