B – Articles on overuse of medical care

Morgan DJ, Dhruva SS, Wright SM, et al. 2016 Update on medical overuse: a systematic review. JAMA Internal Medicine 2016;176(11):1687-92
(doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5381)

Overuse of medical care is an increasingly recognized problem in clinical medicine. This review promotes reflection on the top 10 original research articles published in 2015 that are most likely to reduce overuse of medical care, organized into 3 categories: overuse of testing, overtreatment, and questionable use of services. The number of articles on medical overuse doubled from 2014 to 2015.