overdetection

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ detection

Noun[edit]

overdetection ‎(uncountable)

  1. Detection at levels greater than are actually the case
    • 2009, January 13, “Nicholas Bakalar”, in Prognosis: Left Behind in Prostate Cancer Screening[1]:
      "In prostate cancer, there's a lot of talk about overdetection and overtreatment," said Dr. David C. Miller []

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