Reducing waste in healthcare

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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)

  1. EKGs and exercise stress tests for heart disease
  2. Imaging tests for lower-back pain
  3. CT scans and MRIs for headaches
  4. Bone-density scans (DEXA scans) for low-risk women
  5. Antibiotics for sinusitis

Want to see more?  Visit http://choosingwisely.org/

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About drlesliegreenberg

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. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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