Wasteful care substantial and widespread in the US

May 2014
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;May2014, Vol. 703 Issue 1, p8
The article discusses research by A. L. Schwartz and colleagues which found that Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. commonly receive care which is likely to be of minimal or no benefit.


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