Navigation Links
Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests
Date:4/4/2012

WEDNESDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Nine physician specialty groups have created lists of common tests or procedures that they believe are often overused or unnecessary, to help doctors and patients make wiser decisions about care.

Each group came up with a list with five tests or procedures in their respective fields. The lists were released Wednesday as part of the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign.

The lists of "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" are meant to help patients receive the most appropriate, evidenced-based care for their individual situations.

Here are some examples:

  • Most patients who faint do not require brain imaging scans such as CT or MRI. Research has shown that when there is no evidence of seizure or other neurologic symptoms, brain scans do not improve patient outcomes. -- American College of Physicians
  • Healthy patients without cardiac symptoms do not need to undergo stress imaging tests as part of their yearly checkups. In this group of people, these tests rarely lead to any meaningful change in patient management. -- American College of Cardiology
  • Patients who have an unremarkable medical history and physical exam don't need to have a chest X-ray before going into outpatient surgery. In most cases, X-rays won't change patient management and have not been shown to improve patient outcomes. -- American College of Radiology
  • Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) should not be used to screen for osteoporosis in women under 65 and men under 70. Research has shown DEXA scans are not helpful in patients in this age group with no osteoporosis risk factors. -- American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Dialysis patients who have limited life expectancies and no signs or symptoms of cancer should not get routine cancer-screening tests. These tests do not improve survival in this group of patients and can result in a false positive diagnos
    '/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. ED chest pain units and physician discretion may lower stress test use
2. Obscurins in breast tissue may help physicians predict and detect breast cancer
3. Physician Misconduct Showing Up on the Internet: Survey
4. American College of Cardiology honors 2 Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physicians
5. American College of Physicians releases new colorectal cancer screening guidance statement
6. Physicians order costly, redundant neuroimaging for stroke patients, study says
7. Physician to be honored as Legend
8. Terminally ill cancer patients discuss end-of-life care with physician but often late
9. Rate of physician referrals nearly doubled
10. Going to physician visits with older loved ones could improve care
11. American College of Physicians, CECity launch new quality improvement technology platform
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests
(Date:10/25/2014)... CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 More ... annual President’s Circle Reception on Monday at the home ... accomplishments and hear from guest speaker Dr. Winifred Lender ... worlds. , Dr. Lender, a Santa Barbara psychologist, author ... challenges and benefits of living in the digital age. ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 The Wehrman Collaborative, ... IT-accessibility for disabled users by disabled users, has ... to Mackin Educational Resources of Burnsville, Minnesota, for ... and to the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety ... Medicine" website. Both organizations have met ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 Homeowners that are wondering how ... need wonder no more. Clean Crawls gives 5 ... out for when it comes to insulation in their ... article released by Clean Crawls, can cause problems throughout ... insulation that has deteriorated, become damp, or been infested ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 Limbkeepers® announced ... episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing 1st ... TBA. , In this episode, Innovations will focus on ... to protect fragile, thinning skin on arms, hands, and ... learn about these versatile products, which help reduce injuries, ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... -- Not getting the right amount of sleep might ... suggests. Those who sleep less or more than ... be more prone to developing the chronic condition, which ... authors concluded that duration and quality of sleep are ... bowel diseases. "Both short and long durations of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 2Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 3Health News:Finding Balance between the Real & Digital World Topic of Family Service Agency Reception 4Health News:IT-Accessibility Award Granted to Education and Health Care for Section 508/WCAG 2Health News:IT-Accessibility Award Granted to Education and Health Care for Section 508/WCAG 3Health News:5 Signs Indicating That Insulation Needs Replacing as Told By Clean Crawls in Recent Article 2Health News:Upcoming Episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. to Feature Limbkeepers® 2Health News:Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study 2
... married life beat stress better than those live single, says ... buster//. ,Popular perception is that single people have a ... a loving relationship makes it easier to cope with the ... Daily Mail. ,Psychologist Dr Roxane Gervais monitored the ...
... ribosome is the protein-producing nanomachine in cells that keeps ... of Maryland researchers// has provided a clue that could ... HIV AIDS and SARS. ,In the March ... Maryland biology professor Jonathan Dinman and research assistant professor ...
... at Weill Cornell Medical College could prove a potent weapon ... called SS31, is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and ... damage. ,"In our experiments, we found that exposing ... a much smaller area of brain tissue being affected," says ...
... news for working couple in India. A study in the US ... more tended// to become disruptive in class. The effect persisted through ... of the child’s sex or family income, and regardless of the ... $200 million project financed by the National Institute of Child Health ...
... has approved four new drugs manufactured by the Macleods of ... of the four would be used against some strains of ... these four medicines will reinforce efforts to scale up access ... a statement. ,The medicines are the first TB ...
... that some foods and supplements do have an important role ... ‘big C’. At the 233rd national meeting of the American ... papers on this topic will be presented. ,Selected ... for preventing cancer of the esophagus, colon — Using animal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Ribosome Finding Could Lead to Antiviral Therapies 2Health News:Antioxidant Molecule Could Help Minimize Stroke-Linked Brain Damage 2Health News:Poor Behavior Is Linked to Time in Day Care 2Health News:Indian Pharma Authorized to Market New Anti-TB Drugs 2Health News:Emboldened Warriors-Cancer Fighting Foods 2Health News:Emboldened Warriors-Cancer Fighting Foods 3
(Date:10/25/2014)... DUBLIN , Oct. 24, 2014 ... "Dental Equipment Market Current Trends, Opportunities - Global ... In this report, the global dental equipment ... geography. The dental systems and equipment market is expected ... equipment market during the forecast period (2014 to 2019). ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... , Oct. 24, 2014  America,s future engineers ... robotic competition at the  Medical Design and Manufacturing ... 29-30 th at the Minneapolis ... local student built robots from the "For Inspiration ... FIRST students and mentors will offer information to ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... , October 24, 2014 ... the addition of the "Global and Chinese ... their offering.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ... Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study ... industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Equipment Market Current Trends, Opportunities - Global Forecast to 2019 2Dental Equipment Market Current Trends, Opportunities - Global Forecast to 2019 3Local robotics teams compete - a "FIRST" at next week's MD&M Minneapolis- October 29-30th at the Minneapolis Convention Center 2Local robotics teams compete - a "FIRST" at next week's MD&M Minneapolis- October 29-30th at the Minneapolis Convention Center 3Global and Chinese Hemodialysis Concentrates Industry Report 2014 2Global and Chinese Hemodialysis Concentrates Industry Report 2014 3
... Quark siRNAs Examined Alone and in Combination ... Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a,development-stage pharmaceutical company ... today announced that the,journal Cancer Research published ... target gene against non-small cell lung cancer ...
... Prophylaxis Treatment with Kogenate FS Reduces the,Risk of ... No Pre-Existing,Joint Damage, BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 10 ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has,approved routine prophylaxis ... frequency of bleeding episodes and the risk of,joint ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Study on Use of siRNA against Proprietary Target for Inhibiting Tumor Growth and Sensitization of Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy 2Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Study on Use of siRNA against Proprietary Target for Inhibiting Tumor Growth and Sensitization of Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy 3Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication of Study on Use of siRNA against Proprietary Target for Inhibiting Tumor Growth and Sensitization of Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy 4FDA Approves Bayer HealthCare's Kogenate(R) FS Treatment for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A 2FDA Approves Bayer HealthCare's Kogenate(R) FS Treatment for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A 3FDA Approves Bayer HealthCare's Kogenate(R) FS Treatment for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A 4FDA Approves Bayer HealthCare's Kogenate(R) FS Treatment for Routine Prophylaxis in Children with Hemophilia A 5
Synchron CX3 Delta is a critical care clinical system, providing unparalleled testing speed for the most frequently ordered chemistries-Glucose, BUN, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium Chloride, CO2 Calci...
Iron (Total/Ferene). Storage temp: 15 - 30 C. Linearity: 0 - 500 ug/dl. Expected values: from males 60 - 160 ug/dl, from females 43 - 140 ug/dl. Available with Calibrator and Number of test are 120....
For the quantitative determination of iron, total iron-binding capacity in human serum....
HDL Cholesterol, liquid....
Medicine Products: