over treatment

Mar 29 '16 13:50

An increasing number of Dutch doctors are concerned that the American "lawsuit culture" is heading towards the Netherlands. Doctors are so worried that a patient, relatives or health insurers will file a lawsuit against them, that they often perform treatments just so the patient can feel that everything possible was done, according to a survey by Stichting Beroepseer and VVaa

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Sep 16 '14 15:24

According to researchers from Leiden, the risk of over treatment in women over 70 years is so great that breast cancer screening should be stopped for the whole group.

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