Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

H. Gilbert Welch


A complicated internet of things has created the phenomenon of overdiagnosis: the preferred media promotes worry of sickness and perpetuates the parable that early, competitive remedy is usually top; in an try and keep away from complaints, medical professionals have all started to depart no try out undone, no abnormality ignored; and gains are being made of screenings, scientific approaches, and prescribed drugs. Revealing the social, clinical, and financial ramifications of a health-care method that overdiagnoses and overtreats sufferers, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch makes a reasoned demand switch that may shop us soreness, fear, and money.

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