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The GP Show


Join GP and Medical Educator Dr Sam Manger MBBS BSc FRACGP FASLM covering a variety of topics with case studies, guideline reviews, guest interviews and more for medical doctors and allied health including general practitioners, family physicians, specialists, allied health, nurses, registrars/residents, medical students and anybody interested in health, science and medicine.

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Jul 3, 2018

Professor Alexandra Barratt (MBBS, MPH, PhD) is a Professor of Public Health in the School of Public Health University of Sydney. She has a background in epidemiological research spanning clinical epidemiology and public health epidemiology. She is recognised internationally for her research to quantify the benefits and harms (including overdiagnosis) of cancer screening, particularly breast cancer screening. She is a lead investigator on Wiser Healthcare, an NHMRC funded research collaboration to reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment in healthcare. Overdiagnosis is one of the biggest drivers of iatrogenic harm, waste and opportunity cost in healthcare and is a serious challenge for citizens, patients and healthcare services around the world.

Please note this episode is about SCREENING, not for those with symptoms, or a family history/genetic predisposition.

Breast cancer decision making tools/info:

https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/16658/1/2017%20updated%20breast%20screening%20DA%20%28Hersch%20et%20al%29.pdf

http://www.cochrane.org/CD001877/BREASTCA_screening-for-breast-cancer-with-mammography

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