Health advice can be harmful… this book could save your life.
From the authors: This book aims to help consumers and practitioners develop the skills to assess health advice – and hopefully to make decisions that will improve the quality of their care. For some people, making better-informed decisions could be life saving. We hope that it will be useful if you are struggling to come to terms with an illness or injury, and the best ways of managing it. Or you may simply want to lead a healthier life, and may be wondering how to make sense of the often conflicting flood of health information that deluges us every day, through the media, and from our friends and health practitioners.
Citation: Irwig L, Irwig J, Trevena L, Sweet M. Smart Health Choices: Making Sense of Health Advice. London: Hammersmith Press; 2008. ISBN-13: 978-1-905140-17-6Go to Smart Health Choices