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Physicians’ Persistent ‘Overuse’ of Care Continues
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Clinicians are getting better at providing patients with appropriate care, such as assuring coronary disease patients receive aspirin, beta blockers and statins. But they’ve done a poor job in reducing unnecessary, overused care, such as screening men 75 and older for prostate cancer, or screening women 66 and older for cervical cancer.

Those are conclusions in a special “Less Is More” paperpublished this week in JAMA Internal Medicine by Minal Kale, MD, of Mt.Sinai School of Medicine and research colleagues at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Hospital.