Tackling overtreatment near the end of life

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We hear increasingly about the importance of tackling overtreatment, but less often about how overtreatment plays out in the lives of patients and their families.

In the article below, Associate Professor Magnolia Cardona introduces us to “Walter”, a fictitious character whose story is typical of many older patients, and explains how tackling overtreatment could improve his care.

This article is published as part of the TOO MUCH of a Good Thing series, which is investigating how to reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment in Australia and globally, and is published as a collaboration between Wiser Healthcare and Croakey.
Original languageEnglish
JournalToo Much of a Good Thing
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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