Patients generally don't ask for unnecessary medicine, study says
If we're ever going to make a dent in unnecessary spending, such on unneeded MRIs or too much medication, we need to understand why there's all this wasteful spending happening in the first place. A new paper in JAMA Oncology tries to clear that up: The study, which examined 5,050 patient-physician encounters, found that — despite doctors' perceptions — patients aren't demanding medicine they don't need.
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