Less HealthCare Could Mean Better Health

The use of common medical services varies a lot across the United States, but measures of health are not always better where more services are provided–and actually may be even worse!

“Less is More”, an editorial in the 10 May 10 2010 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, highlighted how the overuse of medical care may result in harm, and how less can result in better health.

PositiveTip: Ask your doctor to fully explain why a test or procedure is necessary–and to inform you of any potential risks. Often the benefit will outweigh the risk, but you want to be informed.