Unnecessary Overtreatment Index: a useful tool in family practice

Autores

  • Mohammad Zakaria Pezeshki Medical Doctor. Department of Community Medicine, Tabriz Medical School, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Sina Pezeshki Medical Doctor. Department of Community Medicine, Tabriz Medical School, Tabriz, Iran.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5712/rbmfc10(35)1066

Palavras-chave:

Indexes, Evaluation of the Efficacy-Effectiveness of Interventions, Statistical Analysis, Medicalization, Quaternary Prevention

Resumo

One of the most important aspects of quaternary prevention is avoiding the exposure of the patients to unnecessary overtreatment.  In this commentary we explain how a valid and reliable double blinded randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) with a good external validity may help a physician to estimate the magnitude of unnecessary overtreatment.

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Biografia do Autor

Mohammad Zakaria Pezeshki, Medical Doctor. Department of Community Medicine, Tabriz Medical School, Tabriz, Iran.

Department of Community Medicine, Tabriz Medical School, Tabriz, Iran.

Publicado

2015-06-24

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Pezeshki MZ, Pezeshki S. Unnecessary Overtreatment Index: a useful tool in family practice. Rev Bras Med Fam Comunidade [Internet]. 24º de junho de 2015 [citado 27º de julho de 2021];10(35):1-2. Disponível em: https://rbmfc.org.br/rbmfc/article/view/1066