Video: Hysterectomy overuse in US hospitals

Doctors are performing unnecessary hysterectomies in the United States. How big is this problem, and why does it happen?

In this latest edition of “Lown Hospitals Q&A,” Shannon Brownlee and Vikas Saini talk about the prevalence and harm of hysterectomy overuse, and what the Lown Index shows about hysterectomies in US hospitals for Medicare patients.

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