Define and Conquer: How Semantics Foster Progress; A Response to Recent Commentaries

Document Type: Correspondence

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1 Celsus Academy for Sustainable Healthcare, and Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ healthcare), Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2 Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ healthcare), Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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The main message of our paper “Medicalisation and Overdiagnosis: what society does to Medicine” was: “instead of solely a result of medicine, medicalisation and overdiagnosis consist of social cultural processes that take place both in and outside medicine.”1... (Read more...)

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