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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Don’t obtain preoperative chest radiography in the absence of a clinical suspicion for intrathoracic pathology.

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