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Russell McGowan Karin Calford and Kathryn Briant at the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference 2019 by Kathryn Briant

This was an interesting and inspiring conference that was well worth attending. As an international conference, there were speakers from many different countries presenting on a wide range of topics relating to overdiagnosis. Overall I have been thinking about 3 main messages from health consumers that arose from the conference presentations: We want our quality…

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Last updated: 23/6/2020