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.
Clinical questions raised by clinicians at the point of care: a systematic review.
Del Fiol G, Workman TE, Gorman PN. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174:710-718.
Increasing reporting of adverse events to improve the educational value of the morbidity and mortality conference.
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Is detection of adverse events affected by record review methodology? An evaluation of the "Harvard Medical Practice Study" method and the "Global Trigger Tool."
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