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Overtesting

'Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!'

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

We must bring back the art of medicine and the art of healing and treat all of our patients with a "listening infusion."

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."

Overtesting Cancer Patients In Late Stages

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — If you knew you had one year to live, would you have medical tests you didn't need? Turns out a surprising number of patients with la...

9 In 10 Docs Blame Lawsuit Fears For Overtesting

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Ninety percent of physicians surveyed said doctors overtest and overtreat to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. That senti...