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Diagnosing overdiagnosis: conceptual challenges and suggested solutions.

Hofmann B. Diagnosing overdiagnosis: conceptual challenges and suggested solutions. Eur J Epidemiol. 2014;29(9):599-604. doi:10.1007/s10654-014-9920-5.

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November 26, 2014
Hofmann B. Eur J Epidemiol. 2014;29(9):599-604.

Highlighting how the lack of a common definition of overdiagnosis contributes to inconsistent estimates of overdiagnosis in health care delivery, this commentary describes the challenges to establishing this definition and suggests a nomenclature to address these barriers. A recent AHRQ WebM&M interview and perspective discussed overuse of medical care as a patient safety problem.

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Hofmann B. Diagnosing overdiagnosis: conceptual challenges and suggested solutions. Eur J Epidemiol. 2014;29(9):599-604. doi:10.1007/s10654-014-9920-5.