Another cause of overdiagnosis: fear of litigationBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6969 (Published 21 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6969
- Stuart John Cornell, general practitioner1
- 1Sheffield, UK
I thoroughly agree with Heath’s analysis.1 However, there is another dimension to the problem of overdiagnosis—the fear of litigation, which comes from two directions.
Firstly, I suspect that many doctors, supported by members of the public, feel there is …