November 26, 2014
By Patty Wight
Medical treatment can cure illnesses and save lives. But too much treatment can cause harm, even death.
The Lown Institute in Boston estimates that between 10 and 30 percent of medical treatment in this country is unnecessary and racks up between $2 billion and $800 billion in extra costs. In Maine, some health care providers are changing their approach to ensure that they give patients what they call “right” treatment.Read More