Some doctors say that unnecessary tests and procedures are to blame for increasing healthcare costs. Some studies report that the annual bill for unnecessary testing could be as high as $600 billion. A list of 45 tests was compiled by the American Boards of Internal Medicine Foundation. “Just in case” testing should be discouraged-especially tests that expose patients to high levels of radiation or other unnecessary risks. Doctors should not order tests in a defensive medicine stance. A list of tests that should be questioned and possibly opted out of are given in a link from the original article.
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