Issues in aging

October 2010

Up front

Why do clinical trials in general practice?

Volume 39, No.10, October 2010 Pages 713-713

Mark Nelson

Ultimately what we do as doctors is intervene in our patients to alleviate symptoms (palliate), or reduce risk (prevent), or abort (cure) disease processes. Such interventions do not have to be drugs. They can be simple prognostic reassurance, an exercise regimen, counselling, meditation, or any other modality of care.

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