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Editorial
Less Is More
May 10, 2010

Less Is MoreHow Less Health Care Can Result in Better Health

Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(9):749-750. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.90

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

If some medical care is good, more care is better. Right? Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Across the United States, the rate of use of common medical services varies markedly, but measures of health are not better in areas where more services are provided.1 In fact, the opposite is true—some measures of health are worse in areas where people receive more health services.2

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