The challenge of overdiagnosis begins with its definition

S. M. Carter*, W. Rogers, I. Heath, C. Degeling, J. Doust, A. Barratt

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Overdiagnosis means different things to different people. S M Carter and colleagues argue that we should use a broad term such as too much medicine for advocacy and develop precise, case by case definitions of overdiagnosis for research and clinical purposes
Original languageEnglish
Article number869
Pages (from-to)h869
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2015


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Carter, S. M., Rogers, W., Heath, I., Degeling, C., Doust, J., & Barratt, A. (2015). The challenge of overdiagnosis begins with its definition. British Medical Journal, 350, h869. [869].