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Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health / H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin.

Welch, H. Gilbert. (Author). Schwartz, Lisa. (Added Author). Woloshin, Steve. (Added Author). Playaway Digital Audio. (Added Author). Findaway World, LLC. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library AUD DIG 616.07 WEL (Text) 39206020720155 Audiobooks Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616579913
  • ISBN: 1616579919
  • Physical Description: 1 audio 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, [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Requires headphones.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Title from Playaway label.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by HighBridge Audio.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
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.
Subject: Diagnostic errors.
Medical misconceptions.
Medical screening.
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > ethics.
Early Diagnosis.
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > utilization.
Early Detection of Cancer > ethics.
Early Detection of Cancer > utilization.
Health Policy.
Genre: Playaway.

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