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Category: Shared decision-making


How overdiagnosis and other harms can undermine the benefits of screening: A new primer in our toolkit


Reader’s Digest goes off the rails with ‘Doctor visits you need to make at every age’

2 5/31/2018

Podcast: The new & (un)improved doctor-patient relationship


Turning 40? You might want to skip this mammography primer from U.S. News


Number needed to treat – one way to frame harms vs. benefits: An update to our toolkit


Are demanding patients driving the epidemic of unnecessary medical care?

4 11/13/2017

Podcast: Victor Montori – Mayo Clinic MD calls for patient revolution


Belief in health bullshit is a global problem; a big study points to solutions


Five years wisely: A look at Choosing Wisely’s effort to reduce unnecessary medical care

12 4/13/2017

Is PSA now “OK”? What the task force really said about the evidence on prostate cancer screening