The New Yorker, May 11, 2015 Free Full Text.
This is a long, but invaluable, introduction to the topics of over-diagnosis and over-treatment. The Lown Institute has impressively addressed this topic for the past three years or so and a cadre of physician scientist and clinicians around the world have been interested in subject as well. In his polished way, Gawande covers the issue for the lay and professional reader. He asks: What can we do about the avalanche of unnecessary medical care that is harming patients physically and financially.