Here are some selected readings on Overdiagnosis and related problems.




Brawley O. How we do harm: a doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America. St. Martins Press, 2012










Welch G, Schwartz L, Woloshin S. Overdiagnosed: Making people sick in pursuit of health, Beacon Press, Boston, 2011







Moynhan R, Cassels A. Selling Sickness: how the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies are turning us all into patients. Nation Books, New York, 2005







Cassels A. Seeking Sickness: Medical screening and the misguided hunt for disease. Greystone, 2012







Brownlee S., Overtreated: why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer. Bloomsbury, 2007.



Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 7.58.23 PM  John E. Wennberg, Tracking Medicine: A Researcher’s Quest to Understand Health Care


Screen Shot 2013-11-25 at 8.02.24 PM    Allen Frances, Saving Normal: An Insider’s Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life

Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 7.33.47 PM    Margaret McCartney, The Patient Paradox: Why sexed-up medicine is bad for your health


Medical Journal Theme Issues






PLoS Medicine, Theme Issue on Disease-Mongering, April 11, 2006


BMJ Theme Issue Too Much Medicine, April 13, 2002