Preventing Overdiagnosis 2017 – Citizen juries

BMJ talk medicine, 22 August 2017

This week we’re at the over diagnosis conference in Quebec Canada, Preventing overdiangosis is a forum to discuss the harms associated with using uncertain methods to look for disease in apparently healthy people – and is part of the BMJ’s too much medicine campaign.

One of the ways in which the public’s attitudes and wishes around health is measured are citizen or community juries – set up in a similar way to a criminal jury – with an information gathering, and a deliberation phase – recently one of these citizen juries discussed, whether abortion should be allowed in Ireland (they decided “yes”).

We’re joined by Rae Thomas, from Bond University and Chris Degeling, from the University of Sydney, who have both been using citizen juries to look at over diagnosis.

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