Evidenced based practice should reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatmentBMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4296 (Published 25 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4296
- Huw Llewelyn, general physician and endocrinologist1
- 1Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny NP7 7EG, UK
Overdiagnosis can result from failure to practise evidence based medicine properly.1 The positive result of any screening test should be dealt with in the same way as a presenting symptom, by carefully considering its evidence based differential diagnosis. It may turn out to …
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