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Doctors Unnecessary Tests

When More Medicine Isn't Better

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Not surprisingly, doctors end up not tolerating uncertainty. In our high-tech era, this means more is done. A patient has seemingly vague symptoms, so the doctor orders some laboratory tests "just to get a baseline."

When It Comes To Health Care, Is Less More?

Next Avenue | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Gary Drevitch A groundbreaking campaign urges physicians to quit ordering 135 unnecessary tests and procedures Wh...

Jeffrey Young

Put Down The X-Ray Machine And Back Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With health care costs growing out of control, medical societies made up of family physicians, cardiologists and other specialists have ...

Narcissism Is Bad for Our Country's Health

Tanya Abreu | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Tanya Abreu

In the heated debate surrounding health care reform in the United States, one thing is consistent and urgent: waste is expensive to our country's health.

Why Doctors Order Too Many Tests

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Advanced radiology tests such as CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds have dramatically changed how patients are diagnosed and treated....

OUTED: Doctors Order Unneeded Tests

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN DIEGO — CT scans, MRIs and other pricey imaging tests are often more for the doctor's benefit than the patient's, new research confirms. Roug...