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Journal Article
Commentary

Better understanding the downsides of low value healthcare could reduce harm.

Brownlee SM, Korenstein D. BMJ. 2021;372:n117.

Overuse of healthcare services can result in financial, physical, and emotional harm to the patient. If patients and clinicians better understood the risk of potential harms due to overuse, preventable harms may be reduced. Research is needed to quantify harm resulting from overuse of healthcare services, including the number of patients harmed and how serious the harms are.