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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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Doctors Ordering Unnecessary Imaging Studies

The [embed_youtubei>Journal of the American College of Radiology[embed_youtube/i> reports that too many primary care doctors are making inappropriate patients referrals for CT and MRI scans. [embed_youtubep>A review of 459 elective outpatient CT and MRI examinations conducted at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle showed that 74 percent were considered appropriate and...

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