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Despite several decades of the use of EMRs and computerized decision support systems, the overall quality of data supporting their use is poor and those data show these systems do not save lives or save money. Whether patient morbidity is improved is even less certain.
The third in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overtreatment is an important harm that commonly follows overscreening and overdiagnosis.
The second in a series of AFP editorials that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overdiagnosis occurs when a disease is diagnosed and treated, even though that disease never would have harmed the patient if left untreated.
This editorial is the first in a series of three that addresses the related issues of over-screening, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. Overscreening often leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
Introduction to AFP’s series of editorials on overscreening, overdiagnosis, and over-treatment, providing practical guidance on reducing unnecessary medical practices.
Which studies did your colleagues select as the top primary-care research articles of 2013? Topics cover cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal disease, among others.
This campaign has resulted in more than 200 key clinical recommendations to help promote best practices and avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful medical interventions.
Insightful discussions about POEMs published in AFP are available as a free podcast via iTunes.
Educating our patients, applying evidence judiciously, and avoiding undue influences will help us avoid the pitfalls of the ever-changing practice of medicine.
Physicians should not rely on article abstracts when deciding whether a therapy is good. Abstracts often have misleading information and conclusions. It's important to read the body of the article.