n South African Medical Journal - Rethinking Aging : Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society, Nortin M. Hadler : book reviews

Volume 103, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Defensive (and aggressive) medicine has led to the USA leading the world in the cost per capita of its medical care. In many aspects it leads the world in quality of care. Hadler, however, takes us through convincing evidence of the harms of overtreatment to individuals and society, and cost is by no means the only factor.

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