Journal Article

When medical care leads to harm—difficulty finding words: a teachable moment.

Chamberlain E, DiVeronica M, Segura R. JAMA internal medicine. 2015;175:1271-2.

To illustrate the potential for harm associated with overuse of medical care, this commentary describes an incident involving a patient who received unnecessary diagnostic imaging which resulted in iatrogenic harm. A previous AHRQ WebM&M perspective explored medical care overuse as a patient safety problem.