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Towards evidence based medicine for paediatricians
  1. Bob Phillips
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Phillips, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK; bob.phillips{at}doctors.org.uk, bob.phillips{at}york.ac.uk

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Stepping back

In the last few months, there has been much written and spoken about the problems of overdiagnosis (coming up with a condition that does not need treatment or is so mild that treatment is actively harmful). The fundamental problem with tackling overdiagnosis and the consequent overtreatment seems to be ‘How do we know what …

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