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Many tests, treatments not necessary
USA Today

Many patients would be surprised to realize how little of the medicine they receive is actually backed by evidence, says Otis Brawley, author of How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America. And unnecessary tests and procedures have hidden costs. While well-insured patients may not have to pay much out of pocket, they can suffer serious side effects from interventions that have little to no chance of helping.