Medical consumerism

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Hello everyone,

Medical consumerism --- like all sorts of consumerism, only more menacingly --- is designed to be unsatisfying. The prolongation of life and the search for perfect health (beauty, youth, happiness) are inherently self-defeating. The law of diminishing returns necessarily applies.

What does consumerism mean?

Many thanks in advance.



 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    "Consumerism" in this context is a negative situation, suggesting that the public purchase or consume medical products or services that are unneeded, spending more than they need on superfluous treatments with little value and perhaps causing more harm than good. That's my own somewhat subjective interpretation.

    This might be a good place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumerism
     
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