Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

Recommended by Kevin Bass Ms, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #69 in Pharmacy

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... more

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Kevin Bass Ms @smitemouth @CaloriesProper It is an anecdote that sometimes resembles reality. Overdiagnosed is a great book about this. That said, despite sometimes legitimate criticisms of medicine, I do not recommend following that particular account. Just my two cents. (Source)

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