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When doctors stay in their lane

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Here is the paper, showing massive overdiagnosis, even following testing.  If you don’t wish to click through, here is a nice summary: summary:Clinicians widely overestimated chance of disease especially after testing Cardiac ischemia after + ECG—EBM 2-11%, median answer 70%UTI after + urine cx—EBM 0-8.3%, answer 80%Breast CA after + mammo—EBM 3-9%, answer 50%Pneumonia after + CXR EBM 46-65%, answer 95% — Dan Morgan (@dr_dmorgan) April 12, 2021   The post When doctors stay in their lane appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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Here is the paper, showing massive overdiagnosis, even following testing.  If you don’t wish to click through, here is a nice summary:

 

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Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen and Tabarrok have also ventured into online education by starting Marginal Revolution University. He currently writes the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, and he also writes for such publications as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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