Unnecessary Overtreatment Index: a useful tool in family practice

Mohammad Zakaria Pezeshki, Sina Pezeshki


One of the most important aspects of quaternary prevention is avoiding the exposure of the patients to unnecessary overtreatment.  In this commentary we explain how a valid and reliable double blinded randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) with a good external validity may help a physician to estimate the magnitude of unnecessary overtreatment.


Indexes; Evaluation of the Efficacy-Effectiveness of Interventions; Statistical Analysis; Medicalization; Quaternary Prevention

Texto completo:

PDF/A (English)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5712/rbmfc10(35)1066


  • Não há apontamentos.

Direitos autorais 2015 Mohammad Zakaria Pezeshki, Sina Pezeshki

URL da licença: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/br/


Desenvolvido por:

Logomarca da Lepidus Tecnologia