Continuing the debate concerning avoidable overuse in medical care, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has drawn-up a list of forty treatments which are thought to confer little or no benefit to patients.
Doctors name treatments that bring little or no benefit. London: BBC Health News, October 24th 2016.
Pym, H. (2016). Are doctors prescribing too many drugs? London: BBC Health News, October 24th 2016.
Screening and Overdiagnosis in Primary Care
A BMJ review:
“ …overdiagnosis is a known consequence of all screening and can be assumed to occur in many [more] clinical contexts. Overdiagnosis can harm patients by leading to overtreatment (with associated potential toxicities), diagnosis related anxiety or depression, and labeling, or through financial burden”.
Kale, MS. [and] Korenstein, D. (2018). Overdiagnosis in primary care: framing the problem and finding solutions. BMJ. August 14th 2018; 362: k2820.