Journal Article
Review

2019 update on pediatric medical overuse: a systematic review.

Money NM, Schroeder AR, Quinonez RA, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020.

Medical overuse is a well-recognized patient safety challenge. This review expands upon prior research highlighting the top 10 studies published in 2018 that may help reduce overuse in pediatrics. Highlighted articles describe both established practices that may warrant deimplementation (such as routine outpatient opioid prescribing) and emerging practices that merit greater inspection or discouragement from widespread adoption (such as post-discharge nurse-led home visits).