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Is the problem that everything is a diagnosis?

Authors
  • Doust, Jenny
  • Glasziou, Paul
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australian family physician
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2013
Volume
42
Issue
12
Pages
856–859
Identifiers
PMID: 24324985
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

General practitioners often carry the burden of care for patients who have been overdiagnosed. It is important that general practi-tioners are aware of the potential harm of overdiagnosis, particularly through early detection and aggressive management of early disease.

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