overtreatment


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overtreatment

(ˌəʊvəˈtriːtmənt)
n
(Medicine) the act or instance of giving too much medical treatment
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Genomic Health is a provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests that help optimize cancer care, including addressing the overtreatment of the disease.
Objective: Overtreatment in prostate cancer (pca) is a burden for health care economy and for quality of life.
call for changing clinical guidelines, quality measures, and performance management to include recommendations and incentives to avoid overtreatment. But before this can be done, the harms of overtreatment must be better documented, specific risk groups must be identified, and particular target levels for BP and [HbA.sub.1c] must be determined, using data from both clinical trials and large observational studies.
"Overdiagnosis" has then led to "overtreatment" with surgery, radiotherapy and toxic drugs.
Based in Redwood City, California with European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the company manufactures genomic-based diagnostic tests that address both the overtreatment and optimal treatment of early-stage cancer.
With that increase came debate about possible overdiagnosis and overtreatment of "clinically insignificant" prostate cancer, the investigators said (J.
In the process, we should be able to reduce the overtreatment of younger women with low bone mass as well as the undertreatment of older women who appear to have less deranged bone mass.
The new tool also will prevent rampant mislabelling and overtreatment of typical misbehaviour.
The USPSTF noted that PSA screening can lead to overtreatment of prostate cancer, which often grows slowly and is not life threatening for the majority of men.
"Recent controversy over the harms of excessive screening for other chronic diseases reinforces the importance of developing a rational screening program for osteoporosis that is based on the best available evidence rather than on health care marketing, advocacy, and public beliefs that have encouraged overtesting and overtreatment in the U.S.," they noted.
You can argue that statistically, it would be better that I be allowed to die so that 722 others could be spared the stress of testing, some subset of those could be spared a biopsy, and some still smaller subset could be spared overtreatment. But my PSA test wasn't "screening nonsense," as Dr.
This capitalist approach to health care, he argues, has led to overtreatment of conditions and a general sense of paranoia which ultimately does more harm than good.