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Sounding Board: Minimalism and the Promotion of Substandard Medical Care: A Lawrence, Kansas Perspective


Semantics is a major challenge in medicine, as in most other fields. The term “minimalistic medical care approaches” utilized herein reflects how little effort is expended, in contrast to the effort-intensive process of medication minimalism. The latter is exemplified by utilization of the safest medications at the lowest effective doses, mindful of their continuing necessity and vigilance for drug interactions and development of side effects and obtaining consultations in a timely manner.