Time trends in pulmonary embolism in the United States: evidence of overdiagnosis.
Arch Intern Med. 2011 May 9;171(9):831-7
Authors: Wiener RS, Schwartz LM, Woloshin S
Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) may improve detection of life-threatening pulmonary embolism (PE), but this sensitive test may have a downside: overdiagnosis and overtreatment (finding clinically unimportant emboli and exposing patients to harms from unnecessary treatment).
PMID: 21555660 [PubMed - in process]