One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
People who are unnecessarily anxious about their physical or mental health.‘doctors increasingly have to deal with the worried well, rather than the genuinely sick’
- ‘Shifting drug spending from the worried well in developed countries to those with treatable disease in poorer nations will benefit the health of everyone.’
- ‘The vaccine may have been used on the worried well rather than risk groups.’
- ‘Yet like a flock of panic stricken sheep, the pharmacies of the land were besieged by the worried well, spooked into a course of action both unnecessary and completely useless.’
- ‘Popular accounts of angina have encouraged an epidemic of "atypical chest pain" and thousands of "worried well" consultations.’
- ‘Sounds like a lot of false hope, and a chance for some to make a handsome profit off the worried well.’
- ‘The fears of Britain's "worried well" have helped drive up sales of home kits that diagnose medical problems, research has claimed.’
- ‘Dr Salisbury expressed concern that GPs were wasting vaccine on "the worried well" rather than their target groups.’
- ‘Most GPs are willing to arrange for similar tests to reassure the "worried well".’
- ‘Walk-in centers target the worried well seeking reassurance.’
- ‘So there you have it: the worried well, facing a situation that isn't too bad but isn't exactly hunky-dory, either.’
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