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Australia is responding to the complex challenge of overdiagnosis

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Overdiagnosis is now a health challenge

    recognised across many nations.1 Debates about

    its definition continue, but in short,

    overdiagnosis happens when health systems routinely

    diagnose people in ways that do not benefit them or that

    even do more harm than good.2 Overdiagnosis is

    unwarranted diagnosis, leading to harms from

    unnecessary labels and treatments and to the waste of

    health care resources that could be better spent dealing

    with genuine needs. To manage overdiagnosis and the

    sustainability of the health system more broadly,

    reversing the harm of too much medicine is becoming a

    health care priority, demanding effective responses in

    policy and practice. In Australia, a new alliance is

    developing a national plan to deal with this problem

UOW Authors


  •   Moynihan, Ray (external author)
  •   Barratt, Alexandra (external author)
  •   Buchbinder, Rachelle (external author)
  •   Carter, Stacy
  •   Dakin, Thomas (external author)
  •   Donovan, Jan (external author)
  •   Elshaug, Adam (external author)
  •   Glasziou, Paul (external author)
  •   Maher, Chris T. (external author)
  •   McCaffery, Kirsten (external author)
  •   Scott, Ian (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Moynihan, R., Barratt, A. L., Buchbinder, R., Carter, S. M., Dakin, T., Donovan, J., Elshaug, A. G., Glasziou, P. P., Maher, C. G., McCaffery, K. J. & Scott, I. A. (2018). Australia is responding to the complex challenge of overdiagnosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 209 (8), 332-334.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85054776644

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/4108

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 332

End Page


  • 334

Volume


  • 209

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Overdiagnosis is now a health challenge

    recognised across many nations.1 Debates about

    its definition continue, but in short,

    overdiagnosis happens when health systems routinely

    diagnose people in ways that do not benefit them or that

    even do more harm than good.2 Overdiagnosis is

    unwarranted diagnosis, leading to harms from

    unnecessary labels and treatments and to the waste of

    health care resources that could be better spent dealing

    with genuine needs. To manage overdiagnosis and the

    sustainability of the health system more broadly,

    reversing the harm of too much medicine is becoming a

    health care priority, demanding effective responses in

    policy and practice. In Australia, a new alliance is

    developing a national plan to deal with this problem

UOW Authors


  •   Moynihan, Ray (external author)
  •   Barratt, Alexandra (external author)
  •   Buchbinder, Rachelle (external author)
  •   Carter, Stacy
  •   Dakin, Thomas (external author)
  •   Donovan, Jan (external author)
  •   Elshaug, Adam (external author)
  •   Glasziou, Paul (external author)
  •   Maher, Chris T. (external author)
  •   McCaffery, Kirsten (external author)
  •   Scott, Ian (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Moynihan, R., Barratt, A. L., Buchbinder, R., Carter, S. M., Dakin, T., Donovan, J., Elshaug, A. G., Glasziou, P. P., Maher, C. G., McCaffery, K. J. & Scott, I. A. (2018). Australia is responding to the complex challenge of overdiagnosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 209 (8), 332-334.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85054776644

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/4108

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 332

End Page


  • 334

Volume


  • 209

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Australia