In The New Yorker, MD-author Atul Gawande discusses how overuse can lead to financial and physical harm for patients.New Yorker. May 11, 2015.
Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?
Gawande A. New Yorker. May 11, 2015.
The overuse of medical care and its negative impact on personal health and finances is an emerging concern. This magazine article provides insights from a surgeon about how providing unnecessary care can contribute to patient harm and waste. Consequences of unneeded medical care include overtesting,overdiagnosis, and overtreatment. A previous AHRQ WebM&M perspective explored overuse as a patient safety problem.
Time to tackle diagnostic errors. Physicians blame patient 'treadmill' for missed calls.
Rice S. Mod Healthc. January 2015;45:18-20.
What drugs do you take? Hospitals seek to collect better data and prevent errors.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). May 23, 2006:D1. [reprinted on Post-Gazette.com]
Effectiveness of Toyota process redesign in reducing thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration error.
Raab SS, Grzybicki DM, Sudilovsky D, Balassanian R, Janosky JE, Vrbin CM. Am J Clin Pathol. 2006;126:585-592.
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Fixing America's hospitals.
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