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Unnecessary Procedures

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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