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Program Targets Unnecessary Treatments, Procedures

The American College of Physicians and Consumer Reports have launched High Value Care, an education program to help patients determine whether a medical test or procedure is necessary. The program advises patients on procedures to avoid when there is insufficient proof that their benefits outweigh their risks and costs. The first two conditions that the program is focus on back pain and Type 2 diabetes.

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