Another treatment that did not fit

Richard Smith has written a hilarious blog on the memory clinics in UK’s NHS and his and his mother’s experience pursuing treatment for memory loss.  It is a fantastic narrative of a treatment that did not fit in that (a) forced a number of disruptions on mother and son; and (b) led to treatment that was not consistent with the patient’s circumstances.  Furthermore, the treatment was also not consistent with the patient values and preferences.  Minimally disruptive medicine + shared decision making = treatments that fit.

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