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Overdiagnosed : Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

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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. 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 22mm | 358.34g
  • Beacon Press
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0807021997
  • 9780807021996
  • 80,372