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Medical Overuse MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Medical Overuse
Tree Number(s)
N02.421.380.450
N05.300.150.395.450
Unique ID
D000069342
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000069342
Scope Note
Excessive or unnecessary utilization of health services by patients or physicians.
Entry Term(s)
Health Services Overuse
Health Services Overutilization
Medical Preference Misdiagnosis
Overuse, Health Services
Overutilization of Health Services
Preference Misdiagnosis
Unnecessary Health Care
Unwanted Medical Care
Previous Indexing
Unnecessary Procedures (2014-2015)
See Also
Diagnostic Errors
Drug Overdose
Inappropriate Prescribing
Polypharmacy
Public MeSH Note
2016; for HEALTH SERVICES OVERUTILIZATION see HEALTH SERVICES MISUSE 1978-2015
History Note
2016; for HEALTH SERVICES OVERUTILIZATION use HEALTH SERVICES MISUSE 1978-2015
Date Established
2016/01/01
Date of Entry
2015/07/09
Revision Date
2021/03/05
Medical Overuse Preferred
Medical Preference Misdiagnosis Narrower
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