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05/07/2013

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Mark Wills

Great article Grant

George

Really like your analysis and the implications! What does this mean for the healthcare profession? Would generalists add more value than specialists?
Also like the separation of disease from well-being: quality of life is not directly proportional to the perfect functioning of our biological organism.

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With a professional background as a clinical psychologist and health psychologist, I have more than 30 years of experience in healthcare service delivery, intervention design, organisational development and leadership - most recently Director of the intervention design and R&D teams at a leading, multinational provider of medication adherence and patient support programmes. I believe strongly in the importance of patient behaviour as a determinant of healthcare outcomes.


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