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Medicine is not just a science, it’s an art

Medicine is not just a science, it’s an art“Talk to your doctor about whether that test, treatment or procedure is necessary.  These 4 questions can help.

1. Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure?
2. What are the downsides?
3. Are there simpler, safer options?
4. What happens if I do nothing?”

 

Dr. Lynn Wilson, family physician at Women’s College Hospital and Vice Dean, Partnerships, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Primary care co-lead for Choosing Wisely Canada

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