Update on Overuse: Further Information on the Potential Costs and Risks of Over-Diagnosis and Over-Treatment (JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary

An updated systematic review indicates a growing awareness and debate concerning overuse of medical care. The literature on a broadly Too Much Medicine and / or a Less is More theme has grown rapidly, whereby reviewers found 821 relevant articles in 2015 compared with 440 the year earlier.

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Reference

Morgan, DJ. Dhruva, SS. [and] Wright, SM. [et al] (2016). Less is more. 2016 update on medical overuse: a systematic review. JAMA Internal Medicine. September 19th 2016; [Epub ahead of print].

Earlier:

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Reference

Morgan, DJ. Dhruva, SS. [and] Wright, SM. [et al] (2015). Update on medical practices that should be questioned in 2015. JAMA Internal Medicine. December 2015; 175(12): 1960-4.

The 2014/5 review mentioned above:

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Reference

Morgan, DJ. Dhruva,SS. [and] Wright, SM. [et al] (2015). Update on medical overuse. JAMA Internal Medicine. January 2015; 175(1): 120-4.

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