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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
Grady D, Redberg RF. Less Is More: How Less Health Care Can Result in Better Health. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(9):749–750. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.90
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