EAN-139780807021996   EAN-13 barcode 9780807021996
Product NameOverdiagnosed: Making People Sick In The Pursuit Of Health
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:9.02 inches / Length:5.98 inches / Weight:0.79 pounds / Width:0.71 inches
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Price New7.50 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used3.22 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Width0.7 inches    (convert)
Height9 inches    (convert)
Length6 inches    (convert)
Weight12.64 ounces    (convert)
AuthorH. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steve Woloshin
Page Count248
Long Description

A complex web of factors has created the phenomenon of overdiagnosis: the popular media promotes fear of disease and perpetuates the myth that early, aggressive treatment is always best; in an attempt to avoid lawsuits, doctors have begun to leave no test undone, no abnormality overlooked; and profits are being made from screenings, medical procedures, and pharmaceuticals. Revealing the social, medical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that overdiagnoses and overtreats patients, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us pain, worry, and money.

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