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How Useful is Medical Screening?

Season 1 Episode 26

About the Episode

Science tells us that medical screening sometimes saves lives — but can also lead to overdiagnosis, overtreatment and medical harm. Screening can produce false positives, finding disease that isn’t there; false negatives, missing signs of very real disease; or ambiguous information that confounds patient and doctor alike.

Aired: 06/26/15 | Expires: | Runtime: 52m 41s