Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care


Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care

March 3, 2022

Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care

We explore “cascades of care” — how a clinician’s desire to be thorough can snowball into a harmful spiral of unnecessary care.


Meredith Niess, MD, MPH, Clinical Academic Resource Director, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Novant Health

Ishani Ganguli, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Cheryl Damberg, PhD, MPH, Principal Senior Economist and Director, RAND Center of Excellence on Health System Performance

Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Chief Innovation Officer, SCAN Health Plan

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