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Lyu H, Xu T, Brotman D, et al. PLoS One. 2017;12:e0181970.
Lyu H ; Xu T ; Brotman D; et al. Overtreatment in the United States. PLoS One. 2017; 12: 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.
Measuring hospital-acquired complications associated with low-value care.
Badgery-Parker T, Pearson SA, Dunn S, Elshaug AG. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Feb 25; [Epub ahead of print].
2018 update on pediatric medical overuse: a review.
Coon ER, Quinonez RA, Morgan DJ, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Feb 18; [Epub ahead of print].
Are more experienced clinicians better able to tolerate uncertainty and manage risks? A vignette study of doctors in three NHS emergency departments in England.
Lawton R, Robinson O, Harrison R, Mason S, Conner M, Wilson B. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019;28:382-388.
Medication appropriateness in vulnerable older adults: healthy skepticism of appropriate polypharmacy.
Fried TR, Mecca MC. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jan 30; [Epub ahead of print].
Appropriateness of outpatient antibiotic prescribing among privately insured US patients: ICD-10-CM based cross sectional study.
Chua KP, Fischer MA, Linder JA. BMJ. 2019;364:k5092.
It is time to define antimicrobial never events.
Liu J, Kaye KS, Mercuro NJ, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40:206-207.
Medical overuse as a physician cognitive error: looking under the hood.
Korenstein D. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179:26-27.
Inadequate Preanesthetic Evaluation, Airway Trouble
Jeanna Blitz, MD
Kaiser Health News.
Overdiagnosis in primary care: framing the problem and finding solutions.
Kale MS, Korenstein D. BMJ. 2018;362:k2820.
Development of a conceptual map of negative consequences for patients of overuse of medical tests and treatments.
Korenstein D, Chimonas S, Barrow B, Keyhani S, Troy A, Lipitz-Snyderman A. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178:1401-1407.
2017 update on pediatric medical overuse: a review.
Coon ER, Young PC, Quinonez RA, Morgan DJ, Dhruva SS, Schroeder AR. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172:482-486.
Thoughtless design of the electronic health record drives overuse, but purposeful design can nudge improved patient care.
Vaughn VM, Linder JA. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27:583-586.
Overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a quality problem: insights from healthcare improvement research.
Armstrong N. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018;27:571-575.
Antibiotic-resistant infection treatment costs have doubled since 2002, now exceeding $2 billion annually.
Thorpe KE, Joski P, Johnston KJ. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:662-669.
Unintended doses in radiotherapy—over, under and outside?
Eaton DJ, Byrne JP, Cosgrove VP, Thomas SJ. Br J Radiol. 2018;91:20170863.
The high costs of unnecessary care.
Carroll AE. JAMA. 2017;318:1748-1749.
So much care it hurts: unneeded scans, therapy, surgery only add to patients' ills.
Szabo L. Kaiser Health News. October 23, 2017.
Standard admission order sets promote ordering of unnecessary investigations: a quasi-randomised evaluation in a simulated setting.
Leis B, Frost A, Bryce R, Coverett K. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:938-940.
Why it is so hard to talk about overuse in pediatrics and why it matters.
Ralston SL, Schroeder AR. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171:931-932.
Is excessive resource utilization an adverse event?
Zapata JA, Lai AR, Moriates C. JAMA. 2017;317:849-850.
Opioid-prescribing patterns of emergency physicians and risk of long-term use.
Barnett ML, Olenski AR, Jena AB. N Engl J Med. 2017;376:663-673.
Reevaluation of diagnosis in adults with physician-diagnosed asthma.
Aaron SD, Vandemheen KL, FitzGerald JM, et al; Canadian Respiratory Research Network. JAMA. 2017;317:269-279.
Breast cancer screening in Denmark: a cohort study of tumor size and overdiagnosis.
Jørgensen KJ, Gøtzsche PC, Kalager M, Zahl P. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:313-323.
National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention: recommendations for safer outpatient opioid use.
Ducoffe AR, York A, Hu DJ, Perfetto D, Kerns RD. Pain Med. 2016;17:2291-2304.
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