Journal Article

Development of a conceptual map of negative consequences for patients of overuse of medical tests and treatments.

Korenstein D; Chimonas S; Barrow B; Keyhani S; Troy A; Lipitz-Snyderman A.

Overuse of tests and treatments can contribute to negative consequences for patients. This commentary suggests that clarification is required to engage clinicians in reducing overuse-related harm and proposes a six-domain framework that delineates areas of concern to target improvement strategies. A previous WebM&M commentary highlighted a case in which health care overuse resulted in a patient's death.