The US and developed Countries overTesting for Disease, overDiagnosing, and overTreating

Too much Medicine is bad for our Health

Too Much Medicine Is Bad for Our Health
Allen J. Frances, M.D., Professor emeritus at Duke

Ref:  ” the excesses in medical care and how to correct them… , …The evidence is compelling that we in the developed countries (especially the US) are overtesting for disease, overdiagnosing it, and overtreating. Wasteful medical care of milder or nonexistent problems does more harm than good to the individual patient, diverts scarce medical resources away from those who really need them, and is an unsustainable drain on the economy. ”

Read Too much Medicine is bad for our Health, by Allen Frances, Professor Emeritus, Duke University, HuffPost Science, 14 Sept 2013