Our vision is to develop an affordable and people-centred healthcare model and promote evidence-based medicine to reduce unnecessary investigations and medicalisation.
Inappropriate medicalisation carries the dangers of unnecessary labelling, poor treatment decisions, iatrogenic illness, and economic waste. As a result, resources are diverted away from treating or preventing more serious diseases. At a deeper level, it may help to feed unhealthy obsessions with health, obscure or mystify sociological or political explanations for health problems, and focus undue attention on pharmacological, individualised, or privatised solutions.
- Medicalisation: peering from inside medicine, BMJ 2002;324:866
- Rational, cost-effective use of investigations in clinical practice, BMJ 2002;324:783
- When Is a Medical Treatment Unnecessary?, by Lisa Rosenbaum, October 23, 2013, The New Yorker