Tag Archives: overdiagnosis

Diagnostic health apps: coming soon to your smart phone.

Could this week’s new phone app be the world’s smartest diagnostic tool? Or does it just want to be? Continue reading

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Fifteen things good doctors should avoid – Choosing Wisely II

This is important reading if you’re a doctor. And maybe of some interest even if you’re not. Following this year’s successful launch of the Choosing Wisely Australia campaign by NPS Medicinewise, we have produced a second round of recommendations about … Continue reading

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Choosing Wisely – sneak preview of GP shortlist. #FOAM4GP #FOAMed

What interventions do you think GPs should do less of? Do you think we sometimes prescribe inappropriately or order too many tests? I’m not talking about individual anecdotes, but widespread trends accepted as ‘normal’ in some parts of Australian general practice. I am … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer: why screening PSA blood tests are dangerous

Released by NPS MedicineWise today, I host six short videos that discuss why doctors should think twice before ordering the blood test (PSA) that screens for prostate cancer. It sounds like a simple, sensible thing for the GP to do – … Continue reading

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Top list of wasteful procedures in the ED and General Practice

  Yesterday, JAMA published a list of  tests and treatments ordered in the Emergency Department which a group of 283 Emergency clinicians considered the most wasteful. Because accessing the list requires a log-in (which is a bit of a waste!) I have copied it here. … Continue reading

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Over-testing and overdiagnosis: the podcast

You have read my name. You have glanced at my photo. But now you have the chance to hear my voice, you lucky thing. Dr Casey Parker is a doctor based in Broome, in Australia’s deserted remote north west corner, but he is brilliant … Continue reading

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The Naked Doctor is IN

Even useful things can be overused. Sometimes in medicine, ‘doing nothing’ is the best option. Justin has had a career-long interest in the pitfalls of over diagnosis and over treatment. He has started a new blog hosted on the Croakey website. Titled the … Continue reading

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