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Inside Health

BBC Radio 4

Health

Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice, with the help of regular contributor GP Margaret McCartney

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GP incentives; Walk-in CT scans; Hot Flushes feedback; New anti-coagulants

October 28th, 2014

Episode 255 of 329 episodes

Financial incentives for GPs - do they work? Mark Porter learns there are parallels between the latest 55 to diagnose dementia and an incentive to diagnose depression which didn't work and was dropped. Are walk-in CT Scans a good idea - two experts who authored recent reports address concerns about people arranging their own scans. Hot Flushes feedback; plus the new generation of anti-coagulants offering an alternative to warfarin.

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