• The challenge of overdiagnosis begins with its definition 

      Carter, SM; Rogers, W; Degeling, C; Doust, J; Barratt, A
      Published 2015-01-01
      Overdiagnosis means different things to different people. S M Carter and colleagues argue that we should use a broad term such as too much medicine for advocacy and develop precise, case by case definitions of overdiagnosis ...
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    • A definition and ethical evaluation of overdiagnosis 

      Carter, SM; Degeling, C; Doust, J; Barratt, A
      Published 2016-07-08
      Overdiagnosis is an emerging problem in health policy and practice: we address its definition and ethical implications. We argue that the definition of overdiagnosis should be expressed at the level of populations. Consider ...
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    • A definition and ethical evaluation of overdiagnosis: response to commentaries. 

      Carter, SM; Doust, J; Degeling, C; Barratt, A
      Published 2016-01-01
      It is a privilege to have respected colleagues engage with our definition and ethical evaluation of overdiagnosis. In our response to the commentaries, we first deal with paradigmatic issues: the place of realism, the ...
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    • Enhancing Citizen Engagement in Cancer Screening Through Deliberative Democracy 

      Rychetnik, L; Carter, SM; Abelson, J; Hazel, T; Barratt, A; Entwistle, V; Mackenzie, G; Salkeld, G; Glaziou, P
      Published 2013-01-01
      Cancer screening is widely practiced and participation is promoted by various social, technical, and commercial drivers, but there are growing concerns about the emerging harms, risks, and costs of cancer screening. ...
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    • Screening for cervical, prostate and breast cancer: interpreting the evidence 

      Carter, SM; Williams, J; Parker, Lisa; Pickles, K; Jacklyn, G; Rychetnik, L; Barratt, A
      Published 2015-06-01
      Cancer screening is well-established in high income countries, but its evidence base is constantly evolving and often contentious. This leaves physicians and policymakers in a difficult position, forced to act in the context ...
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    • Walking the tightrope: communicating overdiagnosis in modern healthcare 

      McCaffery, K; Jansen, J; Scherer, L; Thornton, H; Hersch, J; Carter, SM; Barratt, A; Sheridan, S; Moynihan, R; Waller, J; Pickles, K; Edwards, A
      Published 2016-01-01
      Overdiagnosis and overtreatment have serious implications for individuals, healthcare systems, and society,1 2 and effective strategies are urgently needed to help the public, clinicians, and policy makers address this ...
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    • What is overdiagnosis and why should we take it seriously in cancer screening? 

      Carter, SM; Barratt, A
      Published 2017-07-01
      Overdiagnosis occurs in a population when conditions are diagnosed correctly but the diagnosis produces an unfavourable balance between benefits and harms. In cancer screening, overdiagnosed cancers are those that did not ...
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