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To Reduce Spending, American College of Physicians Will Advise Doctors What’s Too Costly and Useless
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This summer, the organization representing 130,000 internists will publish of a series of papers that will tell America’s doctors what they should and should not order in diagnostic tests and therapies, a guideline that strives to lower cost while it eliminates unnecessary care. “We feel it’s our responsibility to be developing some recommendations as to what our physicians should be doing to keep costs down,” says Steven Weinberger, MD, deputy executive vice president of the American College of Physicians. While the organization will be looking at diagnostics as well as therapies, its first target will be the former.