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Would you avoid the doctor to save money?

Manx Radio asks the public

Tap water to treat cuts and grazes, stopping children's wrist fracture treatments and x-rays for people with lower back pain: 'over-medicalisation'.

It's a term gaining traction in the Island and further afield, as health bosses seek to save public money by axing procedures with little benefit to the patient.

The UK's Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has compiled a list of the most common 'unnecessary' measures, including repeated cholesterol tests and even some forms of chemotherapy.

Here in the Island money needs to be found for seven-year-old Finley Hesketh's treatment for a rare muscle condition - it's pegged at an annual cost of £180,000.

We asked people in Douglas whether they'd avoid seeing the doctor for low-level symptoms, or attend surgery for it regardless:

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