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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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Preventing Overdiagnosis 2020 International Conference

14-16 September 2020, Oxford, UK PODC 2020 in Oxford, UK will include a number of lively plenary debates about controversial and timely issues, involving high-profile influencers and contributors from across the healthcare landscape. Themes are yet to be decided - please submit about any topic related to overdiagnosis and its [...]

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