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Comment & Response
May 2018

Medical Overuse in Pediatric End-of-Life Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(5):495-496. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.0055

To the Editor I read with great interest the article by Ralston and Schroeder1 on medical overuse in pediatrics. As a pediatric resident at a busy, stand-alone children’s hospital, I take care of many children who have a variety of diseases. While we always care for our patients with the best intentions, there have been numerous times where I have seen medical overuse result in harm, and I have questioned the utility of our multiple interventions.

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