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Doctors Urge Their Colleagues To Quit Doing Worthless Tests
April 4, 2012
by: Richard Knox, NPR
Nine national medical groups have identified 45 diagnostic tests, procedures and treatments that they say often are unnecessary and expensive. The head of one of the specialty groups says unneeded tests probably account for $250 billion in health care spending.
Doctors, don't order that CT scan when a less-expensive ultrasound would work just as well, the Choosing Wisely campaign advises.
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