This review identifies and highlights original research articles published in 2016 that are most relevant to understanding medical overuse or strategies to reduce it.
This study describes the characteristics, angiographic findings, and treatment patterns of patients with stable angina symptoms undergoing cardiac catheterization and/or percutaneous coronary intervention before noncardiac surgery in a large national registry.
This Teachable Moment describes the case of a man with metastatic masses in his brain who underwent surgery and died shortly thereafter and calls for more careful consideration of treatment options.
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 study of a Danish natonwide cohort of patients with uncomplicated hypertension reports that antihypertensive treatment with a β-blocker may be associated with increased risks of perioperative major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality.
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