Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests

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Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests
Sun, 04-08-2012 - 7:06pm

WEDNESDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Nine physician specialty groups have created lists of common tests or procedures that they believe are often overused or unnecessary, to help doctors and patients make wiser decisions about care.

Each group came up with a list with five tests or procedures in their respective fields. The lists were released Wednesday as part of the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign.

The lists of "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" are meant to help patients receive the most appropriate, evidenced-based care for their individual situations.

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