Older Patients Perceptions of “Unnecessary” Tests and Referrals

Abstract

Unnecessary exposure to medical interventions can harm patients. Many hope that generalist physicians can limit such unnecessary exposure. To assess older Americans’ perceptions of the need for tests and referrals that their personal physician deemed unnecessary. Telephone survey with mail follow-up in English and Spanish, conducted from May to September… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11606-008-0626-9

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