Overdiagnosed [electronic resource] : making people sick in the pursuit of health / H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library||AUD DIG 616.07 WEL (Text)||39206020720155||Audiobooks||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781616579913
- ISBN: 1616579919
- Physical Description: 1 sound media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: Solon, Ohio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, 
|General Note:|| Requires headphones.
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|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Genesis : people become patients with high blood pressure -- We change the rules : how numbers get changed to give you diabetes, high cholesterol, and osteoporosis -- We are able to see more : how scans give you gallstones, damaged knee cartilage, bulging discs, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and blood clots -- We look harder for prostate cancer : how screening made it clear that overdiagnosis exists in cancer -- We look harder for other cancers -- We look harder for breast cancer -- We stumble onto incidentalomas that might be cancer -- We look harder for everything else : how screening gives you (and your baby) another set of problems -- We confuse DNA with disease : how genetic testing will give you almost anything -- Get the facts -- Get the system -- Get the big picture -- Conclusion : pursuing health with less diagnosis.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Sean Runnette.
|Summary, etc.:|| Examining the social, medical, and economic ramifications of a health care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us from countless unneeded surgeries, debilitating anxiety, and exorbitant costs.
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