News & Events 2018-10-08T12:51:43+00:00

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Australia is responding to the complex challenge of overdiagnosis

Overdiagnosis is now a health challenge recognised across many nations. Debates about its definition continue, but in short, overdiagnosis happens when health systems routinely diagnose people in ways that do not benefit them or that even do more harm than good, argue Ray Moynihan and colleagues. Australia [...]

Renaming low risk conditions labelled as cancer.

Removing the cancer label in low risk conditions that are unlikely to cause harm if left untreated may help reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment, argue Brooke Nickel and colleagues. Renaming low risk conditions labelled as cancer. Nickel B, Moynihan R, Barratt A, Brito J, McCaffery J.  BMJ 2018; 362:k3322 [...]

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Events

New Frontiers in Health Literacy Research Symposium 2018 – Sydney

Sydney Health Literacy Lab was launched and hosted the New Frontiers in Health Literacy Research Symposium in Sydney on Tuesday 4 December 2018. This brought together some of the world’s leading experts in health literacy (including Prof Michael Paasche-Orlow, Boston University School of Medicine, Prof Richard Osborne, Centre for [...]

Preventing Overdiagnosis 2019 – Sydney

Wiser Healthcare will be hosting the 7th international Preventing Overdiagnosis conference in Sydney, 5-7 December 2019. Bringing some of the world’s leading experts on overdiagnosis to Australian shores, this event promises to be an exciting, mind-stretching exploration of what’s causing overdiagnosis, where and how it’s happening, and what we can [...]

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