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The Resource Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health, H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin

Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health, H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin

Label
Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health
Title
Overdiagnosed
Title remainder
making people sick in the pursuit of health
Statement of responsibility
H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 money
Summary
Suggests that the medical profession is heavily bent on aggressive diagnosis and treatment and argues that this zealous system of overtesting and overdiagnosing needs to change in order to save time, money, and pain
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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381428
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Welch, H. Gilbert
Dewey number
616.07/54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Schwartz, Lisa
  • Woloshin, Steve
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True
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  • Diagnostic errors
  • Medical misconceptions
  • Medical screening
  • Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
  • Health Policy
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Medical misconceptions
  • Medical screening
  • Massundersökningar (medicin)
  • Feldiagnoser
Target audience
adult
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making people sick in the pursuit of health
Label
Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health, H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our enthusiasm for diagnosis -- 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 -- Pursuing health with less diagnosis
Control code
ocn610837006
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780807021996
Lccn
2010037078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)610837006
Label
Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health, H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our enthusiasm for diagnosis -- 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 -- Pursuing health with less diagnosis
Control code
ocn610837006
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780807021996
Lccn
2010037078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)610837006

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