Sunday, July 11, 2010

What’s Making Us Sick Is an Epidemic of Diagnoses - New York Times

What’s Making Us Sick Is an Epidemic of Diagnoses - New York Times: " For most Americans, the biggest health threat is not avian flu, West Nile or mad cow disease. It’s our health-care system. You might think this is because doctors make mistakes (we do make mistakes). But you can’t be a victim of medical error if you are not in the system. The larger threat posed by American medicine is that more and more of us are being drawn into the system not because of an epidemic of disease, but because of an epidemic of diagnoses. "

Overdoctoring, overdiagnosis and overtreatment are a major threat to your health !

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