Physician Groups Identify 45 Overused Tests, Procedures
In an effort to reduce medical waste, nine physician specialty groups each have developed a list of five tests and procedures in their respective fields that might be unnecessary or overused. The 45 tests and procedures were identified as part of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's "Choosing Wisely" campaign.
- "Coalition of Medical Societies Urges Questioning Treatments" (Hellmich, USA Today, 4/4).
- "Unnecessary Medicine: Physician Groups List 45 Overused Tests, Procedures" (Shelton/Deardorff, Chicago Tribune, 4/4).
- "Doctor Panels Recommend Fewer Tests for Patients" (Rabin, New York Times, 4/4).