Overdiagnosed: making people sick in the pursuit of health

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Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, most of whom will not benefit from treatment, might be harmed by it, and would arguably be better off without screening. Drawing on twenty-five years of medical practice and research, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch and his colleagues, Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz and Dr. Steven Woloshin, have studied the effects of screenings and presumed preventative measures for disease and pre-disease. Examining the social, medical, and economic ramifications of a health care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us from countless unneeded surgeries, debilitating anxiety, and exorbitant costs.
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display_description Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, most of whom will not benefit from treatment, might be harmed by it, and would arguably be better off without screening. Drawing on twenty-five years of medical practice and research, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch and his colleagues, Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz and Dr. Steven Woloshin, have studied the effects of screenings and presumed preventative measures for disease and pre-disease. Examining the social, medical, and economic ramifications of a health care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us from countless unneeded surgeries, debilitating anxiety, and exorbitant costs.
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subject_facet Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures -- ethics, Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures -- utilization, Diagnostic errors, Early Detection of Cancer -- ethics, Early Detection of Cancer -- utilization, Early Diagnosis, HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues, Medical misconceptions, Medical policy, Medical screening
table_of_contents Genesis : people become patients with high blood pressure -- We change the rules : how numbers get changed to give you diabetes, high cholesterol, and osteoporosis -- We are able to see more : how scans give you gallstones, damaged knee cartilage, bulging discs, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and blood clots -- We look harder for prostate cancer : how screening made it clear that overdiagnosis exists in cancer -- We look harder for other cancers -- We look harder for breast cancer -- We stumble onto incidentalomas that might be cancer -- We look harder for everything else : how screening gives you (and your baby) another set of problems -- We confuse DNA with disease : how genetic testing will give you almost anything -- Get the facts -- Get the system -- Get the big picture -- Conclusion : pursuing health with less diagnosis.
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title Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health
title_display Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health
title_full Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health / H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa M. Schwartz, Steven Woloshin, Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health [electronic resource] / H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin
title_short Overdiagnosed :
title_sort overdiagnosed making people sick in the pursuit of health
title_sub making people sick in the pursuit of health
topic Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures ethics, Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures utilization, Diagnostic errors, Early Detection of Cancer ethics, Early Detection of Cancer utilization, Early Diagnosis, HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues, Medical misconceptions, Medical policy, Medical screening
topic_facet Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures, Diagnostic errors, Early Detection of Cancer, Early Diagnosis, Medical misconceptions, Medical policy, Medical screening, ethics, utilization