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Johns, L.E. et al. (2017) British Journal of Cancer. 116. pp. 246–252.
Background: Population breast screening has been implemented in the UK for over 25 years, but the size of benefit attributable to such programmes remains controversial. 63 more words
Once again, a journal article claiming extremely high rates of breast cancer overdiagnosis (“up to 48%”) makes big news.
Here’s the problem: it’s a retrospective cohort study which calculated an overdiagnosis % based on a truly bizarre endpoint: the total number of “advanced” versus “non-advanced” breast cancers. 406 more words
Jack O’Sullivan is a medical doctor who researches overdiagnosis. He explains concerns about unnecessary tests detecting cancers which might never develop into serious health problems for individuals in their lifetimes. 42 more words
How your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is at Risk for Fraud and Abuse: What you need to know about the "PHP-Blueprint" and "New Paradigm"
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
Employee assistance programs (EAPs) evolved from the “industrial” or “occupational” alcohol programs (OAPs) of the 1940s that were developed by companies to address alcohol abuse and its impact on the workplace. 2,942 more words