Minal S. Kale, MD; Tara F. Bishop, MD, MPH; Alex D. Federman, MD, MPH; et al.
To determine whether the overuse and misuse of health care services in the ambulatory setting has decreased in the past decade, Kale and coworkers analyzed the rates of underuse, overuse, and misuse in the 1999 and 2009 NAMCS and NHAMCS, applying 22 quality indicators. See the editorial by Katz.
Undertreatment Improves, but Overtreatment Does Not
Mitchell H. Katz, MD; Deborah Grady, MD, MPH; Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc