From The New York Times: In a recent study, researchers surveyed 2,106 physicians in various specialities regarding their beliefs about overtreatment. On average, the doctors said that 20.6 percent of all medical care is unnecessary, including 22 percent of drug prescriptions, 24.9 percent of medical tests, and 11.1 percent of procedures.
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Why do they call it “overtreatment?” Isn’t that just a euphemism for “malpractice?”