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Authors

  1. Rosenberg, Karen

Abstract

According to this study:

 

* Patients often overestimate the likely benefits and underestimate the possible harms of treatments, screenings, and tests.

 

* Patients' overly optimistic expectations contribute to increasing use of interventions and rising health care costs.