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Overdiagnosis: what it is and what it isn't.

Abstract:

Rosalind’s question, as she is about to marry Orlando, is purely rhetorical—she thinks that one cannot desire too much of a good thing. Nevertheless, trite though it may be, it is true that one can sometimes have it. It is certainly true of healthcare and has been referred to as ‘too much medicine’,1 although because of potential confusion with ‘too much medication’ a better term might be ‘too much healthcare’. This includes too much screening of asymptomatic individuals, too much investigati...

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Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)

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10.1136/ebmed-2017-110886

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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9369-3376
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3629-2546
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-3
Publication date:
2018-01-01
Acceptance date:
2017-12-17
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ISSN:
2515-4478
Pmid:
29367314
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:822201
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uuid:455eea70-0b9e-4764-b06a-0aa97de14312
Local pid:
pubs:822201
Deposit date:
2018-02-23

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