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Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in 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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Exposing the overdiagnosis of everything from high blood pressure to prostate and breast cancers , Dr. Welch traces the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of some of the worst excesses of American medical practice.

About the Author

H. GILBERT WELCH, M.D. is a professor at Dartmouth Medical School and a nationally recognized expert on the effects of medical testing. He has been published in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on Today. In 2009, he received the Under Secretary’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research.DRS. LISA SCHWARTZ is an associate professors at Dartmouth.STEVEN WOLOSHIN is an associate professors at Dartmouth.

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ISBN:
9781611749632
Author:
Welch, H. Gilbert, Dr.
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Author:
Woloshin, Steven
Author:
Welch, H. Gilbert
Author:
Schwartz, Lisa M.
Author:
Runnette, Sean
Subject:
Diagnosis
Subject:
Medical ethics
Subject:
Medical-Health Policy
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
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Edition Description:
Unabridged; 8 hours
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Pages:
585
Dimensions:
5.78 x 5.13 x 0.88 in 0.54 lb

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