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It's time to radically change the way we  deliver and seek healthcare.

There are many reasons that healthcare systems continue to grow to provide more and more diagnostic options and treatment interventions, and why health costs are soaring. Moral obligations can be such that we feel a duty to help the sick in whatever way possible. In most cultures, death and disease are seen as an enemy that we must delay or overcome at all costs (physical, mental, spiritual, financial, or otherwise).

Now, our idea of health is transforming into something other than 'the absence of illness.' The process of achieving health is also transitioning toward a patient-centred, evidence-informed model, the foundation of a Less is More approach. Why? Consider it from multiple perspectives: those of the patient and supports, the responsible healthcare provider, and the government or population at large.


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Respecting the Wishes of Patients

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Patient-Centred Care and Shared Decision Making

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Overcoming Defensive Medicine

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Incorporating Evidence

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Costs

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Summary

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What do you think? Are there other reasons for a Less is More approach? Why do you think it is important? Email your thoughts or tweet them to @LessIsMoreMed