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

Chamberlain E, DiVeronica M, Segura R. When Medical Care Leads to Harm--Difficulty Finding Words: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1271-1272. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2334

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June 17, 2015
Chamberlain E, DiVeronica M, Segura R. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1271-1272.

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.

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Chamberlain E, DiVeronica M, Segura R. When Medical Care Leads to Harm--Difficulty Finding Words: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1271-1272. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2334