Determinants of Overuse of Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review

Jean Pannikottu

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Jean Pannikottu is an M.D. candidate in the Class of 2019 at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and holds a B.S. degree in Natural Sciences from The University of Akron. This summer, she was part of the MSTAR (Medical Student Training in Aging Research) program administered by American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and National Institute on Aging (NIA). Under the guidance of Dr. Jodi Segal at Johns Hopkins University, she explored determinants of cancer screening overuse. She has previously conducted clinical research in various departments at the Cleveland Clinic and Western Reserve Hospital. In her medical school, she founded the American Sign Language club, which has been nominated for the diversity club of the year. She is also president of the medical school book club and has held leadership roles in the NEOMED American Medical Student Association (AMSA) chapter.


Introduction: There is growing awareness of overuse of services in the U.S. health care system. This study systematically examines the determinants of overuse of cancer screening and surveillance.Methods: Using MEDLINE and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jean Pannikottu (Northeast Ohio Medical University)
  2. Monica Tung (Johns Hopkins University)
  3. Stephanie Nothelle (Johns Hopkins University)
  4. Ritu Sharma (Johns Hopkins University)
  5. Jodi Segal (Johns Hopkins University)

Topic Areas

Prevalence and drivers of overuse , Overuse in the care of the elderly and at end of life , Organizational factors (such as structure and culture) that drive overuse


OS-1 » Oral Presentations: Drivers of Overuse (09:30 - Friday, 5th May, Salons 4 & 5)