The fourth rule of Expensive Scare Medicine is: 'If you measure something and it is not normal, make it normal if it is safe to do so'. But beware! This can lead to a dangerous and insatiable desire for 'euboxia' - the pathophysiological state whereby 'all boxes on a pathology print-out are in the normal range'.
WHAT IS EUBOXIA? ‘Euboxia‘ is the pathophysiological state whereby ‘all boxes on a pathology print-out are in the normal range’ (Reade, 2009). LITFL — Don’t put your patient in a box Reade MC (2009). Should we question if something works…
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