Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NY Times reviews "Overdiagnosed"

Today's New York Times Science Section carries a review of Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health, a look by doctors at Dartmouth's medical school at the assumptions underpinning some of our preventive medicine practices. You can read the review here. There'll be more, when I've had a chance to read the book, but for now the review is worth reading for two reasons. It will make you start thinking about the right questions to ask when your doctor recommends a diagnostic procedure. And it opens with a nice analogy about Martin Luther.

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