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Understanding medical overuse: the case of problematic polypharmacy and the potential of ethnography

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posted on 2018-04-05, 08:36 authored by Natalie Armstrong, Deborah Swinglehurst
(Opening paragraph) Medical overuse is increasingly highlighted as a significant problem in contemporary healthcare. Attention globally is focusing on the possible harms and avoidable waste of ‘too much medicine’, such as the OECD’s recent report on the need to tackle wasteful healthcare spending such as diagnostic tests and interventions which offer patients little or no benefit.

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Family Practice, 2018, cmy022

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Family Practice

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Oxford University Press

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0263-2136

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1460-2229

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2018

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2019-04-06

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https://academic.oup.com/fampra/advance-article/doi/10.1093/fampra/cmy022/4963873

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