JAMA Forum: The High Costs of Unnecessary Care

In a recent study published in PLOS One, researchers surveyed physicians across the United States to ask about their perspectives on unnecessary medical care. These physicians reported that more than 20% of overall medical care was not needed. This included about a quarter of tests, more than a fifth of prescriptions, and more than a 10th of procedures.

Why? How? What’s it all mean? Go read my latest post over at the JAMA Forum!


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