‘The BMJ’s Too Much Medicine campaign aims to highlight the threat to human health posed by overdiagnosis and the waste of resources on unnecessary care.
There is growing evidence that many people are overdiagnosed and overtreated for a wide range of conditions, such as prostate and thyroid cancers, asthma, and chronic kidney disease.’
Read more about how the journal plans to ‘increase awareness of the benefits and harms of treatments and technologies and develop ways to wind back medical excess, safely and fairly’, including partnering the forthcoming international scientific conference, Preventing Overdiagnosis, to be held in September 2013 in Hanover, New Hampshire.: www.preventingoverdiagnosis.net
The bmj invites people to share their thoughts on overdiagnosis by responding to this editorial