Tag: unnecessary medical tests

Echocardiographic in General Population Not Effective in Reducing Death/Disease

Before the test, question the tester. A study in Norway suggests echocardiographic screening in the general public for structural and valvular heart disease was not associated with benefit for reducing the risk of death, myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a...

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Medical Tests that May Be Unnecessary

The “Choosing Wisely” campaign routine releases information on tests that they find potentially unnecessary and sometimes harmful. An additional 18 lists of tests or procedures to question have been added. To date, more than 130 tests and procedures to question have been released as part of the ABIM Foundation‰Ûªs campaign,...

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Medical Tests You May Not Need

Choosing Wisely is part of a multi-year effort of the ABIM Foundation (Advancing Medical Professionalism to Improve Health Care) to help physicians be better stewards of finite health care resources.åÊ The goal of this campaign is to help physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders think and talk about overuse...

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