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Overdiagnosis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of "disease" that will never cause symptoms or death during a patient's lifetime. Overdiagnosis is the least familiar side effect of testing for early forms of disease - and, arguably, the most important. It is a problem because it turns people into patients unnecessarily and because it leads to treatments that can only cause harm. Overdiagnosis occurs when a disease is diagnosed correctly, but the diagnosis is irrelevant. A correct diagnosis may be irrelevant because treatment for the disease is not available, not needed, or not wanted. Because most people who are diagnosed are also treated, it is difficult to assess whether overdiagnosis has occurred in an individual. Overdiagnosis in an individual cannot be determined during life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • Aufl.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6139084555
  • 9786139084555