• Commentary
  • Published August 2018

Development of a conceptual map of negative consequences for patients of overuse of medical tests and treatments.

Overuse of tests and treatments can contribute to negative consequences for patients. This commentary suggests that clarification is required to engage clinicians in reducing overuse-related harm and proposes a six-domain framework that delineates areas of concern to target improvement strategies. A previous WebM&M commentary highlighted a case in which health care overuse resulted in a patient's death.

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