#334: Austin Baraki, MD – Potential Harms of Screening, Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

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Austin Baraki, MD

Dr. Austin Baraki is an Internal Medicine Physician, based in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his doctorate in medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He also works as a strength coach and puts out information via Barbell Medicine.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What do we want from a screening test? What criteria should it meet?
  • Understanding test sensitivity, specificity and predictive value
  • Harms of inappropriate screening or too much screening
  • Overdiagnosis and overtreatment
  • Lead time bias and length time bias
  • Deliberate clinical inertia
  • What tests are appropriate for screening healthy people?

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