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When less is more: the role of overdiagnosis and overtreatment in patient safety.

Kamzan AD, Ng E. When less is more: the role of overdiagnosis and overtreatment in patient safety. Adv Pediatr. 2021;68:21-35. doi: 10.1016/j.yapd.2021.05.013.

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September 29, 2021
Kamzan AD, Ng E. Adv Pediatr. 2021;68:21-35.

Overuse, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment pose a continuing threat to patient safety. Citing several contributors to overuse at the system, clinician, and patient levels, this commentary discusses potential solutions including the Choosing Wisely campaign and patient education.

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Kamzan AD, Ng E. When less is more: the role of overdiagnosis and overtreatment in patient safety. Adv Pediatr. 2021;68:21-35. doi: 10.1016/j.yapd.2021.05.013.