National statement launched in Australia on need to address overdiagnosis

Leading healthcare groups in Australia, including professional organisations, consumer groups and public bodies have endorsed an Initial Statement, on overdiagnosis. The statement acknowledges that the problem of too much medicine is harming people and threatening healthcare sustainability – taking resources away from areas of genuine need. The statement followed a National Summit on overdiagnosis held at the University of Sydney in July, facilitated by the Wiser Healthcare research collaboration.