Who Draws the Line Between Health and Illness? A Look Ahead to the 2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

Oxford University’s Jack O’Sullivan catches up with two co-chairs of the the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference scientific committee— Alexandra Barratt, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and Ray Moynihan, Senior Research Fellow from Bond University— to discuss next year’s conference and wider issues surrounding the harms of too much medicine.   Jack: What we can expect in Barcelona, the host of the 2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis conference (PODC)? Alexandra: Barcelona presents a unique opportunity to broaden the conference’s perspective and exchange ideas about overdiagnosis between English and non-English speaking countries. This is really important, as we know overmedicalisation is an international phenomena. Ray: Given the 2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference will occur in a Spanish speaking country, it does open up immediate links to Latin America. In developing nations, where health budgets are constrained more than those in developed nations, the

Source: Who Draws the Line Between Health and Illness? A Look Ahead to the 2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

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Who Draws the Line Between Health and Illness? A Look Ahead to the 2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

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