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Why it is so hard to talk about overuse in pediatrics and why it matters.

Ralston SL, Schroeder AR. Why It Is So Hard to Talk About Overuse in Pediatrics and Why It Matters. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(10):931-932. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2239.

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August 30, 2017
Ralston SL, Schroeder AR. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171:931-932.

Health care overuse has been recognized as a potential contributor to patient harm. This commentary suggests that the problem of medical overuse begins in childhood and advocates for efforts to reduce overuse that focus on pediatric care. A recent WebM&M commentary discussed risks related to overdiagnosis and medical overuse.

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Ralston SL, Schroeder AR. Why It Is So Hard to Talk About Overuse in Pediatrics and Why It Matters. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(10):931-932. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2239.