Overdiagnosis

Helen Haskell haskell.helen at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 30 17:51:19 UTC 2013


Gilbert Welch presents a compelling case in the NYT that we are
overtesting, overdiagnosing, and overtreating breast cancer.  From a
patient's perspective, this is a huge problem - physically, emotionally and
financially. How much is the phenomenon of overdiagnosis included in the
conversation on error in diagnosis?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/30/opinion/breast-cancer-screenings-what-we-still-dont-know.html?hp&rref=opinion







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