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JAMA Forum: The High Costs of Unnecessary Care

In a recent study published in PLOS One, researchers surveyed physicians across the United States to ask about their perspectives on unnecessary medical care. These physicians reported that more than 20% of overall medical care was not needed. 993 more words

The JAMA Forum

'Dementia overload?'

Sunday 23rd July 2017.

Dementia overload“: how the Scotland on Sunday titled their front cover

My view is that there is no shortage of “awareness” of dementia in Scotland! 110 more words


30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge: Day 21 & 22

How ‘out’ are you about your illness to friends and colleagues and how has it affected your work?

Obviously I am very open about it. I mean, I have a public blog about it and I share all posts on my blog’s Facebook page. 1,967 more words


‘Overdiagnosis’ / ‘overtreating’– relevant in sportsphysio/medicine? Professor Peter O’Sullivan

BJSM podcast in 2015 with Prof Peter O’Sullivan on ‘overdiagnosis’ and ‘overtreating’ in sports medicine.

“Did you listen to Ray Moynihan’s podcast on ‘’Overdiagnosis in sports medicine”? 61 more words

Are wealthier people at extra risk of harm?

In this New England Journal of Medicine paper, Welch and colleagues discuss whether wealthier people receive too much care – ie more than is good for them. 65 more words


Prognosis negative: If it ain't broke...

Driving in to work this morning, I caught a bit of the Hugh Hewitt show.  I’m not sure who Hugh was interviewing, but the topic was the Republican repeal of… 1,517 more words


Breast cancer screening - why do physicians continue to ignore national guidelines?'

When research shows breast cancer screening participants are more likely to experience more harms than benefits, why do physicians continue to ignore national guidelines and recommend screening mammography? 52 more words