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Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment: Implications for Bedside Rationing

Howard Brody

in Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199989447
eISBN:
9780190207489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989447.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that overdiagnosis and overtreatment account for such a large part of health care expenditures that physician attention to reducing such overuse might in and of itself provide a ... More


Effectiveness and Medicalization

Jacob Stegenga

in Medical Nihilism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198747048
eISBN:
9780191809170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747048.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter further articulates the hybrid account of effectiveness presented in Chapter 2 and applies it to several pressing problems with disease attribution. A medical intervention can act at ... More


Safe or Sorry? Cancer Screening and Inductive Risk

Anya Plutynski

in Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190467715
eISBN:
9780190467753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467715.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The general assumption behind cancer screening has been that early diagnosis and treatment is effective at reducing cancer-related mortality; this is broadly speaking true, for some cancer screening ... More


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