Unnecessary Overtreatment Index: a useful tool in family practice

  • 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.

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
Como Citar
Pezeshki, M. Z., & Pezeshki, S. (2015). Unnecessary Overtreatment Index: a useful tool in family practice. Revista Brasileira De Medicina De Família E Comunidade, 10(35), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.5712/rbmfc10(35)1066