Overcoming Overuse: Improving Musculoskeletal Health Care

Joshua R Zadro, Simon Décary, Mary O'Keeffe, Zoe A Michaleff, Adrian C Traeger

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This is the first article in a series on "Overcoming Overuse" in musculoskeletal health care. Overuse is the use of services that are unlikely to improve patient outcomes, result in more harm than benefit, and would not be desired by an informed patient. The Overcoming Overuse series explores the myriad ways diagnostic tests and treatments are overused in musculoskeletal health care, and proposes ways to ensure patients receive appropriate care. We focus on strategies to promote guideline-concordant care in rehabilitation practice and strategies to overcome overuse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


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