According to a study published on May 12, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), at least a quarter of Medicare beneficiaries received services of “minimal clinical benefit” in 2009.  In addition to analyzing the proportion of beneficiaries receiving low-value services, the study also assessed the per-beneficiary amounts spent on such services and compared spending on the services to overall Medicare spending.  Click here to read an abstract of the JAMA study.