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Experts consider how to tackle overtreatment in US healthcare

BMJ
May 1, 2012
By: Jeanne Lenzer

The first randomised study of coronary artery bypass surgery was not carried out until 16 years after the procedure was first developed, a conference on overtreatment in US healthcare was told last week. When the results were published, they “provided no comfort for those doing the surgery,” as it showed no mortality benefit from surgery for stable coronary patients..

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