GPs join in to fight overdiagnosis

The issue will be the focus of a conference, Preventing Overdiagnosis, to be hosted this year by the Dartmouth Institute in the US in partnership with the British Medical Journal, consumer organisation Consumer Reports and Queensland’s Bond University.

“There’s growing scientific evidence suggesting many people are being overdiagnosed across a lot of different conditions, from asthma to breast cancer, from high blood pressure to low bone density,” the conference website states.

Clinical epidemiologist and GP Professor Jenny Doust is on the conference steering committee and