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The Less-Is-More Crusade — Are We Overmedicalizing or Oversimplifying?

Published on Dec 14, 2017in The New England Journal of Medicine70.67
· DOI :10.1056/NEJMms1713248
Lisa Rosenbaum19
Estimated H-index: 19
Abstract
Although reducing unnecessary care is important, the missionary waste-hunting zeal of the “less is more” movement can obscure a complex evidence base, perpetuating an oversimplified narrative about waste’s magnitude, causes, and solutions.
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