Are You in Danger of Overtreatment?

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Overtreatment is a real problem in our health care system. And it can be as simple as a doctor prescribing antibiotics for the common cold or flu (which are caused by viruses, not bacteria), and as disastrous as a patient rushing into chemotherapy, only to learn she was diagnosed with the wrong cancer and must begin anew with a different therapy.

For 5 Tips on staying safe from overtreatment, read Leslie's latest story in Everyday Health

For more guidance on preventing overtreatment and medical errors, read Chapter 5, "Overtreatment Can Be as Dangerous as Undertreatment," in The Patient's Playbook.