Crux of Questions asked about the value and effectiveness of modern medicine by John Briffa:

  • A study published in BMJ found “that in areas where there is more healthcare, more people get diagnosed with illness compared to areas with less available medical care. The overall death rates, however, are essentially the same.”
  • Another study from BMJ found that regular measurements of blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight, and several other health indicators – “made no difference to rates of illness or death.”