"Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician"
– Matthew Prior
In medicine, more is not always better. Patients and healthcare providers can work together to pursue care that improves health outcomes, all the while minimizing harm and unnecessary interventions.
If we avoid testing and treating when it is not needed, we can focus on doing more of the things that really matter. That's why physicians and patients alike are beginning to advocate for the right amount of medicine.
This "just right" or "Goldilocks" approach is patient-centred and evidence-informed. The goal is to bring the best health outcomes to patients, and in so doing, lay the foundation for a wise and sustainable system for future generations.
— Dr Jessica Otte
*"Around the world in 80 names" Slides from PODC2016 in Barcelona are here*
- Discover: learn about the background, FAQs, and existing projects that take a 'Less is More' approach to health care
- Act: read a book, attend a conference, advocate, or use a shared-decision making aid
- Blog: the latest news, essays and articles are highlighted here