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The Downside of Medical Screening

The Atlantic – This article quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, from a panel discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival Spotlight Health session last week. Welch notes that although medical screening sometimes saves lives, it can also lead to overdiagnosis, overtreatment and medical harm.