This cross-sectional survey study measures changes in outpatient quality and patient experience in the United States from 2002 to 2013 to determine whether efforts to improve outpatient quality have been successful.
This randomised clinical trial examines the effect of patient navigation on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening levels in low-income and racial/ethnic minority populations.
This randomized clinical trial investigates participation rate, adenoma yield, performance, and adverse events of population-based colonoscopy screening in several European countries.
This Teachable Moment discusses how aggressive physicians should be in screening for an occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism.
This Teachable Moment demonstrates the cascade of events that can result from unnecessary testing for malignant disease, especially in patients with dementia.
This qualitative study examines the beliefs and practices of primary care practitioners in discussing long-term prognosis with older adults.
This Special Communication identifies and highlights articles published in 2014 that are most likely to influence medical overuse, organized into the categories of overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and methods to avoid overuse.
This case-control study found that when physicians assisted and arranged follow-up for smokers, rates of quitting smoking increased.
This study examined the use of active surveillance and its predictors in prostate cancer treatment, finding that its use is low and should increase to reduce the overtreatment of screening-detected prostate cancer.
This dynamic cohort study suggests that increased implementation of the patient-centered medical home model has significantly greater potential to increase cancer screening in lower socioeconomic status settings.
This systematic review finds that most patients overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of screening, tests, and treatments.
This systematic review of English-language articles published in 2013 shows that both clinical trials and observational studies highlighted frequently overused or unnecessary care.
Royce and coauthors examine the patterns of prostate, breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening in the United States in individuals with different life expectancies.