How one medical checkup can snowball into a ‘cascade’ of tests, causing more harm than good.
Overdiagnosis and uncertainty can result in a range of care activities that contribute to financial, emotional and physical harms to patients and families. This story discusses unintended consequences of a medical test and offers suggestions for patients and clinician to reduce the potential for these harms without compromising care.
Ganguli I. Washington Post. January 5, 2020.