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  • Do health professionals have a prototype concept of disease? The answer is no. [Journal Article]
  • PEPhilos Ethics Humanit Med 2017 09 11; 12(1):6
  • Hofmann B
  • CONCLUSIONS: This study falsifies the hypothesis that disease is a prototype concept for health professionals. This has implications for the debate on core concepts for health care. If health professionals do not have a prototype concept of disease, it is unlikely that there is a prototype concept of disease in general. Consequently, nosologies should not be based on prototypes.
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