High Value Medical Care: Why Sometimes Less is More
If some medical care is good, more must be better. Right? Unfortunately, this is often not the case. In fact, the opposite can be true—some measures of health are worse in areas where people receive more health services. Join leaders in research and health policy who highlight situations in which the overuse of medical care may result in harm and in which less care is likely to result in better health. See what you should know about risks and benefits of cancer screening, "routine" examinations, alternative medicine, drug prescriptions, cardiac testing and end-of-life care.