Unnecessary Overtreatment Index: a useful tool in family practice

Mohammad Zakaria Pezeshki, Sina Pezeshki

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

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

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Direitos autorais 2015 Mohammad Zakaria Pezeshki, Sina Pezeshki

URL da licença: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/br/

 

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