Journal Article
Commentary

Is excessive resource utilization an adverse event?

Zapata JA, Lai AR, Moriates C. JAMA. 2017;317:849-850.

Overuse of therapies, medications, and procedures can contribute to both financial and physical harm. This commentary explores an incident involving medical overuse, discusses whether overuse should be assessed like adverse events, and outlines steps the care team should have taken in treating this patient.