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Ethical dilemmas of medically unexplained symptoms

Geetha Desai, Santosh K Chaturvedi

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2016.036


Abstract

Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are common across health settings. These are defined as “physical symptoms that prompt sufferer to seek healthcare but remain unexplained after an appropriate medical evaluation”. Expectedly, MUS are often associated with significant health-seeking behaviours that add to the burden on health resources.

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