Risk-Factor Medicine: An Industry Out of Control?

Share with your friends


I co-wrote this editorial with Herb Fred.  We outlined how the concept of risk factor, initially borrowed from the life insurance industry by the Framingham investigators, has spun out of control since the early 1960’s.  Published in Cardiology, but unfortunately not free online (but reprints available upon request).

One thought on “Risk-Factor Medicine: An Industry Out of Control?

  1. I would love a reprint of your Cardiology editorial.Do you need my street address? or can that happen somehow electronically.The risk factor fetish has been a pet peeve of mine for some time and I have made side comments on it in a number of my blogs but never addressed it head on. Your writing is greatly appreciated and deserves a wide audience.

    James Gaulte

Comments are closed.