When less can mean more

Ray N Moynihan
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10703
Published online: 21 May 2012

Ray Moynihan hears a new professional–consumer alliance ringing the alarm on overused interventions

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. In the United States a few weeks ago, nine leading doctors’ groups published lists of the top five overused tests and treatments within their specialty areas.1 What’s more, they did it with enormous fanfare and in partnership with one of the world’s most powerful health consumer groups, the US Consumer Reports.

  • Ray N Moynihan

  • Byron Bay, NSW.

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