“Doctors target overtreatment” radio discussion

Dr. Vikas Saini and Dr. Christine Cassel, president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, participated in a segment on WBUR called Doctors target overtreatment and avoidable care.

[An excerpt from the WBUR website] Here in Massachusetts, with global payment systems gaining traction, the idea that more health care doesn’t exactly mean better health care isn’t entirely new.

And with the rising cost of health care, targeting wasteful spending is something almost everyone can get onboard with. But once you start getting specific — that is to say, start talking about this test or that treatment — that’s when you run into trouble.

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