Margaret AWinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: In their discussion of pseudodisease
caused by growth of medical care, Drs Fisher and Welch1
highlight the largely unexplored area of disagreement in pathologists' diagnoses
of early malignancy and malignant precursors. This diagnostic disagreement
is a red flag for the identification of pathogenic pathology reports. However,
if the associated morbidity is to be prevented, it is important that we understand
the pathogenesis of the resulting pseudodisease.
Foucar E. Advances in Medical Care: Promise, Problems, and Proper Application. JAMA. 1999;282(10):938-939. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-10-jbk0908