Using healthcare wisely: reducing inappropriate use of tests and treatments [ 2017 - 2021 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Paul Glasziou (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Chris Maher Prof Kirsten Mccaffery Prof Rachelle Buchbinder

Brief description Overdiagnosis and overtreatment as unintended consequences of modern healthcare due to expanded disease definitions labelling people with mild problems or at low risk of illness, diagnostic tests identifying inconsequential abnormalities and screening programs detecting disease that won’t progress. The result is much harm and unsustainable overuse. We will research the prevalence, causes and consequences of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, evaluate solutions and widely disseminate findings.

Funding Amount $AUD 9,821,785.15

Funding Scheme Program Grants

Notes Program Grant

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