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To expand the evidence base about harms from tests and treatments.

Korenstein D, Harris R, Elshaug AG, et al. To expand the evidence base about harms from tests and treatments. J Gen Intern Med. 2021;36(7):2105-2110. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06597-9.

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September 15, 2021
Korenstein D, Harris RP, Elshaug AG, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2021;36(7):2105-2110.

Provider and patient underestimation of harms of tests and treatments may lead to over treatment. This article presents seven domains of harm of tests and treatment which warrant comprehensive research: (1) physical impairment, (2) psychological distress, (3) social disruption, (4) disruption in connection to healthcare, (5) labeling, (6) financial impact, and (7) treatment burden. Research is especially important in vulnerable patient populations.

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Korenstein D, Harris R, Elshaug AG, et al. To expand the evidence base about harms from tests and treatments. J Gen Intern Med. 2021;36(7):2105-2110. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06597-9.