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Dr Margaret McCartney in her book ‘ The Patient Paradox’ argues we should concentrate resources on people who are ill. Over a decade ago, I read an article in the Independent which claimed that regular CT body scans were the way to stay well. At first glance, it sounded perfect – why wouldn’t you want to have preventative healthcare, spotting problems before you even knew about them? How clever, to want to pick up health problems at such an early stage – how could I object? At that time, I had been reading up on the science of mammography screening. […]
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