sábado, 29 de noviembre de 2014

AHRQ Patient Safety Network: Diagnosing overdiagnosis: conceptual challenges and suggested solutions.

AHRQ Patient Safety Network

AHRQ Patient Safety Network

Diagnosing overdiagnosis: conceptual challenges and suggested solutions.

Hofmann B. Eur J Epidemiol. 2014;29:599-604.

Highlighting how the lack of a common definition of overdiagnosis contributes to inconsistent estimates of overdiagnosis in health care delivery, this commentary describes the challenges to establishing this definition and suggests a nomenclature to address these barriers. A recent AHRQ WebM&M interview and perspectivediscussed overuse of medical care as a patient safety problem.

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