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Prospects for person-centred diagnosis in general medicine

Klinkman, Michael; Van Weel, Chris

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Fundamental changes in health care delivery are revealing the limitations of our collective focus on disease-specific and technology-driven health care.We increasingly treat diseases, not persons, and it moves individuals from active participants in the care process to passive recipients of interventions. This problem is especially important for general medicine, where we must maintain the balance between person and disease, caring and technology. In this chapter, we focus on prospects for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/84517
Source: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01582.x

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