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How one medical checkup can snowball into a 'cascade' of tests, causing more harm than good

By The Washington Post  
   January 06, 2020

My pager emits the same urgent beep no matter the occasion. That afternoon, it was the local preoperative clinic to say my 80-something patient, Lily, had been given an electrocardiogram (EKG) “just to be safe” before a minor office procedure.

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