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Letters Overdiagnosis

Librarians are health professionals too

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4202 (Published 11 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4202
  1. Malcolm Rigler, retired general practitioner
  1. Hereford HR2 8HD, UK
  1. m.rigler{at}nhs.net

Hurley’s article provides much “food for thought.”1 The burden of sharing information about overdiagnosis again falls to the clinician—often the rushed and stressed NHS general practitioner. Giving information to patients in language and terms that they understand is one of the important duties of the doctor, as the General Medical Council says. But this …

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