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Overdiagnosis – Too much medicine

Overdiagnosis 2019

Overdiagnosis occurs when a diagnosis is “correct” according to current professional standards but the diagnosis or associated treatment is unlikely to benefit the person and will not cause symptoms or death. More broadly overdiagnosis refers to the related problems of overmedicalisation and subsequent overtreatment, diagnosis creep, shifting thresholds, and disease mongering, all processes helping to reclassify healthy people with mild problems or at low risk as sick.

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Seminar on Overdiagnosis / Too Much Medicine.

Sri Lanka Medical Association 26th March 2019. 12 - 2 PM

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"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

Bill Gates Microsoft

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.


Amara's law: We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.

Enrico Coiera

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Modern Medicine’s remarkable personalities

Archie Cochrane

Archibald Leman Cochrane CBE was a Scottish doctor noted for his book Effectiveness and Efficiency: Random Reflections on Health Services.[1] which advocated the use of RCTs to make medicine more effective and efficient.[2] This eventually led to the development of the Cochrane Library database of systematic reviews, the establishment of the UK Cochrane Centre in Oxford and the international Cochrane Collaboration.[3]

David Sacket

He is known as one of the fathers of Evidence-Based Medicine. He founded the first department of clinical epidemiology in Canada at McMaster University, and the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.[3] One of his more famous quotes is: “Half of what you learn in medical school is dead wrong”

Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, is Professor and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He is also a critically acclaimed, best-selling author and a physician with an international reputation for his focus on healing in an era where technology often overwhelms the human side of medicine.  In 2016, Abraham Verghese received a National Humanities Medal, at the White House from President Barack Obama.