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The Source: Overdiagnosing Our Kids

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The incidence of overdiagnosing adults is well established in medical literature. Overdiagnosing is the process by which an abnormality is found in a patient, but the knowledge of, the exams to discover and subsequent treatments for the disease have no positive impact on the life of the patient. More often than not it in fact has many negatives. 

In his new study for Pediatrics entitled "Overdiangosis: How Our Compulsion for Diagnosis May Be Harming Children" Dr. Ricardo Quinonez explores the issue in child populations.

Guest:

  • Dr. Ricardo Quinonez, associate professor of pediatrics at the Baylor School of Medicine and Chief of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive