Overdiagnosis is the detection of disease when treatment is likely to be redundant or harmful, and awareness of the condition likely to induce anxiety rather than lead to meaningful empowerment (
1). The disease is typically at its earlier stages, inhabiting a milder spectrum of phenotype, and clinically silent.
- Welch G.
- Schwartz L.
- Woloshin S.
Overdiagnosed: making people sick in the pursuit of health.
Beacon Press, 2011
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Published online: June 19, 2015
Accepted: May 25, 2015
Received: May 23, 2015
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