Overkill

Millions of Americans get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions.

Millions of Americans get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions.

” Six years ago, I wrote an article for this magazine, titled “The Cost Conundrum,” which explored the problem of unnecessary care in McAllen, Texas, a community with some of the highest per-capita costs for Medicare in the nation.”

An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?

See article here: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/11/overkill-atul-gawande

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