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UberDx – Introduction

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Welcome to “UberDx”!

Kind of a snappy title, right? If you find it offensive, please let us know.

It is about Overdiagnosis. So think “uber” as in “over”, but really it’s about “better” as well, because we all want to make better diagnoses and avoid making bad ones. We are focusing on the bad diagnoses – the ones that hurt, mislead, mislabel – “the diagnosis of disease that will never cause symptoms or death during a patient’s lifetime”.

We are hoping that you follow this with delight. Go ahead and start a conversation!

To get started, please read this:

–     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overdiagnosis

And if you want to delve a bit further, read this:

The challenge of overdiagnosis begins with its definition. BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h869 (Published 04 March 2015)

Our plan is to engage you something like weekly.

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Author: gemaxted

Associate Program Director Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance

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