Coverart for item
The Resource Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health, H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin

Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health, H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin

Label
Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health
Title
Overdiagnosed
Title remainder
making people sick in the pursuit of health
Statement of responsibility
H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examining the social, medical, and economic ramifications of a health care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients, Welch makes a reasoned call for change that would save us from countless unneeded surgeries, debilitating anxiety, and exorbitant costs
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welch, H. Gilbert
Dewey number
616.07/54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC71.3
LC item number
.W45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schwartz, Lisa
  • Woloshin, Steve
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Medical misconceptions
  • Medical screening
Label
Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health, H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223092196741
  • 31223092196758
  • 31223092196766
  • 31223092196824
  • 31223092196832
  • 31223092196774
  • 31223092196782
  • 31223092196808
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis : people become patients with high blood pressure -- We change the rules : how numbers get changed to give you diabetes, high cholesterol, and osteoporosis -- We are able to see more : how scans give you gallstones, damaged knee cartilage, bulging discs, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and blood clots -- We look harder for prostate cancer : how screening made it clear that overdiagnosis exists in cancer -- We look harder for other cancers -- We look harder for breast cancer -- We stumble onto incidentalomas that might be cancer -- We look harder for everything else : how screening gives you (and your baby) another set of problems -- We confuse DNA with disease : how genetic testing will give you almost anything -- Get the facts -- Get the system -- Get the big picture -- Conclusion : pursuing health with less diagnosis
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780807022009
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 610837006
  • (OCoLC)610837006
Label
Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health, H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, Steven Woloshin
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223092196741
  • 31223092196758
  • 31223092196766
  • 31223092196824
  • 31223092196832
  • 31223092196774
  • 31223092196782
  • 31223092196808
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis : people become patients with high blood pressure -- We change the rules : how numbers get changed to give you diabetes, high cholesterol, and osteoporosis -- We are able to see more : how scans give you gallstones, damaged knee cartilage, bulging discs, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and blood clots -- We look harder for prostate cancer : how screening made it clear that overdiagnosis exists in cancer -- We look harder for other cancers -- We look harder for breast cancer -- We stumble onto incidentalomas that might be cancer -- We look harder for everything else : how screening gives you (and your baby) another set of problems -- We confuse DNA with disease : how genetic testing will give you almost anything -- Get the facts -- Get the system -- Get the big picture -- Conclusion : pursuing health with less diagnosis
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780807022009
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 610837006
  • (OCoLC)610837006

Library Locations

    • Anza LibraryBorrow it
      550 37th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94121, US
      37.778535 -122.497218
    • Chinatown/Him Mark Lai LibraryBorrow it
      1135 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108, US
      37.795248 -122.410239
    • Ingleside LibraryBorrow it
      1298 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94112, US
      37.724132 -122.456251
    • North Beach LibraryBorrow it
      850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94133, US
      37.802585 -122.413280
    • Ortega LibraryBorrow it
      3223 Ortega Street, San Francisco, CA, 94122, US
      37.751163 -122.498094
    • West Portal LibraryBorrow it
      190 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA, 94127, US
      37.741341 -122.465883
    • Main LibraryBorrow it
      100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, US
      37.779376 -122.415795
Processing Feedback ...