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Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health
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Publisher Beacon Pr
Publication date January 3, 2012
Pages 228
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807021996
ISBN-10 0807021997
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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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.



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9780807021996 | details & prices | 228 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.00
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