The Patient’s View of Musculoskeletal Medicine
As in any other area of clinical medicine, the patient is the most important person in the world. And so he or she should be! Far more so than administrative goals, targets, or other inanimate objects. After defining musculoskeletal medicine and offering a scientifically acceptable basis for its reinstatement within conventional medicine, we now consider the patients. What do they want? What do they need? What may they expect from a comprehensive health service? They usually want to be free of pain and any accompanying disability. Their particular need is to resume their normal way of life, the requirements for achieving this being widely variable. What they may expect from the National Health Service (NHS) will be discussed later.
KeywordsNational Health Service Conventional Medicine Inanimate Object Musculoskeletal Medicine Orthodox Medicine
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