Expanding disease definitions are causing more and more previously healthy people to be labelled
as diseased, contributing to the problem of overdiagnosis and related overtreatment. Often the
specialist guideline panels which expand definitions have close tis to industry and do not
investigate the harms of defining more people as sick. Responding to growing calls to address
these problems, an international group of leading researchers and clinicians is proposing a new way
to set diagnostic thresholds and mark the boundaries of condition definitions, to try to tackle a key
driver of overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
Read more at: https://ebm.bmj.com/content/ebmed/early/2019/04/11/bmjebm-2018-111148.full.pdf