Top 45 medical tests patients should question

Published On: Apr 04 2012 04:32:09 PM PDT

Doctors from nine leading medical specialty societies have created lists of "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" to help doctors and patients make wiser decisions about care. Read on to learn more about which overused or unnecessary medical tests and procedures to avoid in the future.

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The nine groups represent 374,000 doctors nationwide. Their 45 specific, evidence-based recommendations caution fellow doctors not to over-prescribe tests and screenings that patients may not need. The recommendations were released as part of ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign.

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