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Overdiagnosis across medical disciplines: a scoping review
  1. Kevin Jenniskens1,
  2. Joris A H de Groot1,
  3. Johannes B Reitsma1,2,
  4. Karel G M Moons1,2,
  5. Lotty Hooft1,2,
  6. Christiana A Naaktgeboren1
  1. 1 Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Dutch Cochrane Centre, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Kevin Jenniskens; k.jenniskens{at}umcutrecht.nl

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  • Contributors KJ, JAHdG and CAN have contributed to the conception and design of the study. KJ, JAHdG and CAN have contributed to the establishment of search and scoring criteria. Article reviewing, scoring and data analysis has been performed by KJ. KJ, JAHdG, JBR, KGMM, LH and CAN have made contributions to the drafting and revising of the article. KJ, JAHdG, JBR, KGMM, LH and CAN have approved the final version to be published and its accuracy and integrity.

  • Funding Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (project 918.10.615).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Readers interested in using our database on overdiagnosis for specific purposes related to their respective research are invited to do so by contacting the first author through the corresponding email address.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors KJ, JAHdG and CAN have contributed to the conception and design of the study. KJ, JAHdG and CAN have contributed to the establishment of search and scoring criteria. Article reviewing, scoring and data analysis has been performed by KJ. KJ, JAHdG, JBR, KGMM, LH and CAN have made contributions to the drafting and revising of the article. KJ, JAHdG, JBR, KGMM, LH and CAN have approved the final version to be published and its accuracy and integrity.

  • Funding Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (project 918.10.615).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Readers interested in using our database on overdiagnosis for specific purposes related to their respective research are invited to do so by contacting the first author through the corresponding email address.

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