Choosing Wisely: A New Review of Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment (BBC News / Academy of Medical Royal Colleges / BMJ)

Summary

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.

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Reference

Doctors name treatments that bring little or no benefit. London: BBC Health News, October 24th 2016.

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Reference

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”.

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Reference

Kale, MS. [and] Korenstein, D. (2018). Overdiagnosis in primary care: framing the problem and finding solutions. BMJ. August 14th 2018; 362: k2820.

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