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Preventing overdiagnosis

May 30, 2012
By: Fiona Godlee, Editor’s Choice

Last week’s BMJ Group Improving Health Awards gathered an inspiring cast of finalists and produced 12 worthy winners. Among them was Bernard Lown, who won our Lifetime Achievement award (see interview on at As well as his international achievements as a cardiologist, inventor, and peace activist, Lown has recently given his support to efforts to prevent unnecessary medical treatment, as Elizabeth Loder recently reported (

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