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Overtreatment in the United States.

Lyu H, Xu T, Brotman D, et al. Overtreatment in the United States. PLoS One. 2017;12(9):e0181970. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0181970.

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September 27, 2017
Lyu H, Xu T, Brotman D, et al. PLoS One. 2017;12(9):e0181970.

Overuse of medical care can lead to patient harm. In this survey study, physicians were queried about the overuse of health care as well as contributing factors and solutions. Fear of malpractice was cited as a major reason for overtreatment.

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Lyu H, Xu T, Brotman D, et al. Overtreatment in the United States. PLoS One. 2017;12(9):e0181970. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0181970.