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Choosing wisely? Choosing Wisely campaign is a coalition of medical societies and physician groups that wants to reduce waste in healthcare. Here are a few examples of wasteful use of healthcare dollars (because treatment frequency is not justified by the medical literature)
- EKGs and exercise stress tests for heart disease
- Imaging tests for lower-back pain
- CT scans and MRIs for headaches
- Bone-density scans (DEXA scans) for low-risk women
- Antibiotics for sinusitis
Want to see more? Visit http://choosingwisely.org/
I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients.
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