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Medical overuse as a physician cognitive error: looking under the hood.

Korenstein D. Medical Overuse as a Physician Cognitive Error: Looking Under the Hood. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(1):26-27. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5136

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December 12, 2018
Korenstein D. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(1):26-27.

Medical overuse can have negative ramifications for both patients and health care organizations. This commentary suggests that cognitive error is a key contributor to overuse. Rethinking evidence-based medicine education and improving physician skills in risk assessment and decision analysis can help reduce overuse. A PSNet perspective discussed medical overuse as a patient safety problem.

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Korenstein D. Medical Overuse as a Physician Cognitive Error: Looking Under the Hood. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(1):26-27. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5136

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