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12 Medical Procedures Even Doctors Claim Are Useless.


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12 Medical Procedures Even Doctors Claim Are Useless.

Doctors are often criticized for prescribing unneeded tests and procedures that harm more than they help and add to medical costs that could otherwise be avoided. 12 medical tests and procedures now being questioned worldwide as unnecessary and potentially cause — sometimes harmful results to patients. Since a campaign was launched last year, more than 130 tests and procedures have been called into question by 25 medical specialty societies with more than 500,000 member doctors.

“Millions of Americans are increasingly realizing that when it comes to health care, more is not necessarily better,” said Dr. Christine Cassel, president of the ABIM Foundation. “Through these lists of tests and procedures, we hope to encourage conversations between physicians and patients about what care they truly need.”

United States specialty societies representing more than 500,000 physicians developed lists of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” in recognition of the importance of physician…

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Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

6 Comments on 12 Medical Procedures Even Doctors Claim Are Useless.

  1. Hi Greg, tests such as PSA do indeed have questionable benefit. But the scary part about this article is that it appears to be blended with quack recommendations such as thermography to take the place of mammography. Yikes.

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  2. Might as well call them pseudo-medical procedures.

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