‘An epidemic of useless and often harmful care’ — Part 1

Lauren Finestone

Our standard pathway of care in injury management leads to low value care and over-investigation, over-diagnosis and over-treatment. Dr Mary Wyatt, Occupational Physician, presents some ideas to bridge the gap between current practice and the evidence-base.

‘An epidemic of useless and often harmful care’ is how Dr Mary Wyatt describes our system of health care injury management in this webinar from the Healthy Working Lives Research Group.  We know the biopsychosocial model of care is important. But it is rarely provided. Why? It takes time — it can take 10 minutes for a doctor to explain why a patient doesn’t need a scan. And patients, doctors and case managers want (w...

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Published 19 June, 2022 | Updated 21 June, 2022