45 Medical Tests You May Not Need

by Admin on April 9, 2012 · 0 comments

in Medicare, News, Patients, Payers, Providers

This is too important not to share. I’ve been reading the newspaper articles about it, but here’s the ABIM Foundation’s original list. What do you think?

Nine United States specialty societies representing 374,000 physicians developed lists of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” in recognition of the importance of physician and patient conversations to improve care and eliminate unnecessary tests and procedures.

These lists represent specific, evidence-based recommendations physicians and patients should discuss to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on their individual situation. Each list provides information on when tests and procedures may be appropriate, as well as the methodology used in its creation.

What tests and procedures should patients and physicians talk about? Read the lists:

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