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Perspective

The Science of Choosing Wisely — Overcoming the Therapeutic Illusion

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  • David Casarett, M.D.

The success of efforts to reduce inappropriate use of medical tests and interventions may be limited by our tendency to overestimate the effect of our actions. Efforts to promote more rational medical decision making will need to address this illusion of control.

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Author Affiliations

From the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

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