Do I really need this test, treatment or procedure? What are the downsides? What happens if I do nothing? And are there simpler, safer alternatives?
Dr. Ray Moynihan (@raymoynihan) joins BJSM’s Daniel Friedman (@ddfriedman) to discuss the growing problem of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, and what is being done to wind back the harms of too much medicine.
Ray is an Australian academic, author and award-winning health journalist who completed his PhD on overdiagnosis in 2015 at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice at Bond University in
Australia, where he is also a senior research fellow. Having reported across print, radio, television and social media, Dr Moynihan has worked at the ABC TV’s investigative program, Four Corners and
the 7:30 Report, and The Australian Financial Review. He has also developed an impressive body of academic work published in the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, PLOS ONE and the
Dr. Moynihan has won several awards for