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July 11, 2011 at 2:31pm

The book does not offer strategies to rein in overdiagnosis. Nor does it provide a root-cause analysis of the reasons for the tsunami of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. The authors call for a change in the sacrosanct paradigm of early diagnosis and detection of disease. Admittedly, this would be a tough shift to bring about, as it seems so sensible and intuitive that health problems always should be detected early.

— Review of When less might be more, in Health Affairs.


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