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Getting real with advice for time off work

Dr Mary Wyatt

Let's put some evidence behind sick certificates

When a doctor hands a patient a prescription there is an expectation that the treatment recommended will be based on evidence.  That is, that the doctor will take into account research evidence regarding good management of the patient’s condition. Modern medicine requires the doctor to take into account the science behind the health condition and the treatment, the side effects of any treatment, short and long-term outcomes, con...

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