This Week In Wellness

TWIW 145: Medical ‘maximisers’ may be worse off

Episode 145
21, Mar, 2022
}9 Minutes

Show Notes

This Week In Wellness a study has shown that “medical maximisiers”, people who are more prone to race off to the doctor, seek a prescription and demand a treatment may actually be doing themselves a disservice.

The study looked at almost 3000 Aussie men aged 45 to 60 who were eligible for a prostate screening and was published on the JAMA Network Open.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2022-03-17/how-to-avoid-overdiagnosis-and-overtreatment-prostate-cancer/100911564

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2784814

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