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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

CANCELLED (previously 14-16 September 2020, Oxford, UK) Given circumstances dictated by the current pandemic, we are regrettably no longer able to host Preventing Overdiagnosis 2020 in Oxford and have made the very difficult decision to cancel the face to face event. The good news is there will be something and [...]

SMDM 42nd Annual North American Meeting

Virtual meeting: 6-27 October 2020 The 42nd Annual North American Meeting, which was scheduled to be held in Chicago, 18-21 October 2020, has been redesigned as a virtual conference taking place every Tuesday in October. After careful deliberation, SMDM made the decision to cancel the in-person conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

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