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Advances in Pediatrics

When Less is More

The Role of Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Patient Safety
  • Audrey D. Kamzan
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    Corresponding author. David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, A2-383 MDCC, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
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    Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Mattel Children’s Hospital, 10833 LeConte Avenue, A2-383 MDCC, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

    David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, A2-383 MDCC, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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    Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Mattel Children’s Hospital, 10833 LeConte Avenue, A2-383 MDCC, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

    David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, A2-383 MDCC, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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      Overuse (including overdiagnosis and overtreatment), also referred to as low-value care, is a major contributor to waste in health care and causes harm to patients.

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