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Tag: overtreatment


5-Star Friday: Celebrating some slow journalism


What you need to know about a Washington State report on health care waste


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


Five-Star Friday: statins, funeral home death, devices, overtreatment, scorecards

3 6/9/2015

Why did last week’s mammography study get so much news, but the DCIS study didn’t?

1 4/21/2015

Roundup of Media Messages on the New Mammogram Guidelines

3 7/29/2013

Cautions on cancer screening, overdiagnosis and overtreatment


One doc’s 5 rules to battle “more” testing and treatment


BMJ special reports on overtreatment


The Naked Doctor: profiling overdiagnosis and overtreatment