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Overdiagnosed : Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
by H. Gilbert Welch and Lisa M. Schwartz and Steven Woloshin


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A complex web of factors has created the phenomenon of overdiagnosis: the popular media promotes fear of disease and perpetuates the myth that early, aggressive treatment is always best; in an attempt to avoid lawsuits, doctors have begun to leave no test undone, no abnormality overlooked; and profits are being made from screenings, medical procedures, and pharmaceuticals.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A complex web of factors has created the phenomenon of overdiagnosis: the popular media promotes fear of disease and perpetuates the myth that early, aggressive treatment is always best; in an attempt to avoid lawsuits, doctors have begun to leave no test undone, no abnormality overlooked; and profits are being made from screenings, medical procedures, and pharmaceuticals. Revealing the social, medical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that overdiagnoses and overtreats patients, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us pain, worry, and money.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807021996
  • ISBN-10: 0807021997
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Page Count: 248
  • Dimensions: 8.84 x 6.07 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds


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