Shannon Brownlee is a journalist and the acting director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine and The New Republic. She is best known for her research and views on avoidable health care, the patchy quality of medical evidence, and the implications for health care policy. Her book, Overtreated, was named the best economics book of 2007 by the New York Times.
Patient error can lead to unnecessary and risky treatment