It is a pleasure to announce that the March edition of the Canadian Family Physician (CFP) almost entirely consists of articles that pertain to the 'right amount' of medicine; among them is a cover story about me (Jessica Otte) and Less is More Medicine.
The CFP has recently shifted their covers to feature physicians who are practicing social accountability in medicine. It was an honour to be featured and, in so doing, bring attention to the need for real patient-centred care and consideration of the harms of too much medicine.
This month's journal is a seminal edition for the fight to find patients the right health care, thanks to the other related articles showcased:
Addressing overuse starts with physicians:
Choosing Wisely Canada (Wintemute et al)
Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations: "Do not do annual screening blood tests unless they are directly indicated by the risk profile of the patient." Interview with Dr Anthony Train (who also has an active Facebook page, modeling healthy lifestyles and sensible medicine)
Digoxin toxicity: Case for retiring its use in elderly patients? (Macleod-Glover et al)
I hope this attention is a sign of increasing interest in more dialogue and culture change pertaining to the topic of overdiagnosis. Let's keep the momentum going!
(Other lectures, publications, and interviews featuring "Less is More Medicine" can be found in the Media/Talks section of this website.)