13 Diagnosis: industry’s royal road to manipulate modern medicine

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Abstract

Objectives

The objective of the presentation is to stimulate a critical approach to the daily used term diagnosis in the activities of our occidental healthcare systems. Following this presentation it is hoped the participants will ask themselves a number of questions before accepting a proposed diagnosis as a valid medical diagnosis.

Method

This is no research but the reflexions of a clinician on how to deal with the clinical problem created by how the term diagnosis is currently used in our corporate world.

Results

No quantifiable results. The results are the ones of a clinical experience dealing with the problems created for our patients with what we call valid medical diagnosis in our societies.

Conclusions

The author will discuss the benefits of his dealing with the term diagnosis in his clinical pratice.

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