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

Korenstein D, Chimonas S, Barrow B, et al. Development of a Conceptual Map of Negative Consequences for Patients of Overuse of Medical Tests and Treatments. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(10):1401-1407. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.3573.

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September 19, 2018
Korenstein D, Chimonas S, Barrow B, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(10):1401-1407.

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.

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Korenstein D, Chimonas S, Barrow B, et al. Development of a Conceptual Map of Negative Consequences for Patients of Overuse of Medical Tests and Treatments. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(10):1401-1407. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.3573.