The eye of the media is constantly focused on Americans who are lacking in healthcare. But what about the many individuals who do have health insurance and are being subjected to medical overtreatment?
Far too often we are running too many scans, too many labs, and performing far too many procedures. And according to the Institute of Medicine, this overtreatment is costing health care systems over $210 billion a year. Not only are the costs financially high, but the burden of pain, complications, and even potential death are on the line in this epidemic.