Friday, July 14, 2017

Preventing Overdiagnosis 2017: Towards Responsible Global Solutions

http://www.preventingoverdiagnosis.net/?p=830

Household income plays crucial role in determining a child's prospects – report; LSE review of 61 childhood studies sheds new light on the role of money on cognitive and educational outcomes, social development and physical health

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jul/12/household-income-crucial-role-children-life-prospects-lse-report

The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children's brains? There is increasing evidence that growing up poor diminishes the physical development of a child’s brain. A landmark US study is attempting to establish a causal link – and unlock new ways to help our poorest children

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jul/13/neuroscience-inequality-does-poverty-show-up-in-childrens-brains

AAFP Urges FDA to Revise Plans for Physician Opioid Education

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170712opioidcme.html

Low-risk Ontarians getting too many heart tests, study finds. One in five low-risk patients is being tested, despite guidelines advising against routine electrocardiograms on such patients.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/07/10/low-risk-ontarians-getting-too-many-heart-tests-study-finds.html

Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives. Most men just as likely to survive with limited or no treatment



https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/surgery-early-prostate-cancer-may-not-save-lives/

MEDIGO, a global digital health company headquartered in Berlin, Germany, recently surveyed 1,500 Americans to ask if they had been overtreated by their doctor and had this confirmed by another physician, and almost 10 per cent answered that they had.

https://www.ihmt.global/story/356

Radiofrequency denervation works no better than exercise for relief of back pain, a new study has found.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/well/live/radiofrequency-denervation-offers-no-benefits-for-back-pain.html

 http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2635632

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Design Health Insurance for Overtreatment

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2970922

COURSE: Practising Wisely - Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

http://www.lessismoremedicine.com/blog/course-practising-wisely-reducing-unnecessary-testing-and-treatment

Needless medical tests not only cost $200 billion, they can do harm

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/20/news/economy/medical-tests/

Disease-awareness ads lead to overdiagnosis, boost Rx sales

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170522/NEWS/170529984

A big, new experiment shows it’s possible to train kids to detect dubious health claims.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/5/21/15505812/lancet-teach-informed-health-choices-teaching-kids

Doctors are over diagnosing depression 'because of a basic quiz by a drugs firm making antidepressants'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4528690/Doctors-diagnosing-depression.html