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2013, Oct. 7 - Peer Reviewed Article:  The Relationship Between Tort Reform and Medical Utilization.  Journal of Patient Safety,  October 7, 2013. [Epub ahead of print]    Download Full Article PDF

2014, Jun. 10 - Webcast/Radio:  Peter Eisler, Medical Reporter from USA Today, Dan Smoot from Operation Unite and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from HW USA discuss discuss the epidemic of Drug Overdose in the Elderly. -- Listen to Webcast of Radio Show (Jack Pattie) Presentation

2014, Mar. 11 - Webcast/Radio:  Rosemary Gibson and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA discuss medical overtreatment -- Listen to Webcast of Radio Show (Jack Pattie) Presentation

2014, Feb. 11 - Webcast/Radio:  Dr. John Santa from Consumer Union and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA discuss the ABIM initiative of Choosing Wisely. 
 -- Listen to Webcast of Radio Show (Jack Pattie) Presentation

2014, Mar. 13 - Op-Ed:  Overuse of antibiotics aids attacks of deadly bacteria.  Lexington Herald Leader.  Mar. 13, 2014.  http://www.kentucky.com/2014/05/09/3234330/dr-kevin-kavanagh-overuse-of-antibiotics.html

2012, Nov. 1 - Conference Presentation:  Rosemary Gibson Overuse of Medical Care.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pRMlI-vOGE    Presentation Slides

2012, Jun. 25 - Op-Ed: 'Patients dissatisfied with unnecessary, expensive care'.  Herald Leader, Lexington, Ky,    There is a wide variation in the recommended medical care which is received by patients.    View Op-Ed References  
http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/25/2236895/patients-dissatisfied-with-unnecessary.html

2011, Nov. 17 - Op-Ed:  Outpatient Antibiotic Utilization Highest in West Virginia and Kentucky  The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy.  Washington, DC,   Quoted by Charleston Daily Mail  http://www.cddep.org/blog/posts/outpatient_antibiotic_utilization_
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