Tag Archives: Disease

CKD guidance updated to help improve diagnosis of the condition


Source: NICE CKD: Chronic Kidney Disease. Early diagnosis of CKD is important as it can help lower the risk of morbidity, mortality and associated healthcare costs. In 2009/10, the NHS spent £1.45 billion on CKD alone, with more than half … Continue reading

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Using Evidence to Combat Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment: Evaluating Treatments, Tests, and Disease Definitions in the Time of Too Much


Source PLOS Medicine.  Ray Moynihan As a matter of urgency, the potential for overdiagnosis and related overtreatment should be routinely considered for inclusion in the introduction and discussion sections of reports of studies of therapies, studies of diagnostic test accuracy, … Continue reading

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