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Letters Fear in overdiagnosis and overtreatment

Risk factor (predictive) medicine as a driver of fear and overdiagnosis

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 26 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7078
  1. Arnaud Chiolero, senior lecturer in epidemiology1
  1. 1Lausanne University Hospital, 1010 Lausanne, Switzerland
  1. arnaud.chiolero{at}

Heath is right to argue that we have to face up to our fears of uncertainty if we want to limit overdiagnosis and overtreatment.1 I think …

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