Increasing Self-Medication

Increasing Self-Medication

Originally submitted by Cornelia Daheim
last updated by Sivert von Saldern

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 1 - Health

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Detection, diagnosis and monitoring

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2000-2005

Weak Signal's description 
Due to rising costs, doctors are less often being consulted, but patients medicate themselves. The probability of undetected diseases and risks for overdoses rise.