Journal Article
Review

Clinicians' expectations of the benefits and harms of treatments, screening, and tests: a systematic review.

Hoffmann TC, Del Mar C. JAMA internal medicine. 2017;177:407-419.

Overuse of medical care represents a significant patient safety problem, with the potential for serious harm. This systematic review found that providers' expectations surrounding the risks and benefits of tests and treatments may be inaccurate and contribute to overuse.