Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
A reader who is seriously ill was told by doctors that he has 14 months to live.
No doctor can possibly know that a patient has 10, 12, 14, 16 or 18 months to live.
I have known patients who were told they were dying to live for decades.
And I have known patients who seemed well to drop dead in minutes.
Why do doctors try to provide such precise prognoses when it is impossible to be precise? Doctors donít like to admit it but medicine is not a science.
Vanity, I fear.
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2019
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