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Doc groups list often-unnecessary tests, procedures
Modern Healthcare

Nine medical societies have identified five tests and procedures in their respective fields that they say are commonly ordered but often unnecessary.

The physician organizations, including the American Society of Nephrology and the American Academy of Family Physicians, are part of Choosing Wisely, a collaborative initiative led by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and Consumer Reports. The project, launched in December, is aimed at decreasing healthcare misuse and overuse.