There is a risk of over-diagnosis of heart rhythm related disorders, and increased risk of inappropriate medical overuse at the cost of some people who may have to wait or be denied care. This downside is over and above the argument that introduction of watch like expensive devices will further widen the inequity that already exists in health care delivery throughout the world.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Also in:

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