Do you wonder if your doctor sometimes orders unnecessary tests? A Doctor’s group, representing 350,000 physicians says, before you take that test, just ask your doctor if you really need it.
The Group, Choosing Wisely, formed by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, has put together a list aimed at doctors and includes references to published studies. Consumer advocates are publicizing the information in more patient-friendly terms. Access it here: http://www.choosingwisely.org