Journal Article

Overtreatment in the United States.

Lyu H; Xu T; Brotman D; Mayer-Blackwell B; Cooper M; Daniel M; Wick EC; Saini V; Brownlee S; Makary MA.

Overuse of medical care can lead to patient harm. In this survey study, physicians were queried about the overuse of health care as well as contributing factors and solutions. Fear of malpractice was cited as a major reason for overtreatment.