[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1113532]
Prof Paul Glasziou
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