Posted on February 18, 2016 at 5:00 AM
Medical futility and non-beneficial interventions get a lot of discussion in the end-of-life context. But the problems are not limited to that end-of-life procedures.
In a recent issue of the American Journal of Managed Care, researchers report that PCPs commonly acquiesce to patient requests for unnecessary medical services. And they get at least 1 such request per week.