Endless Screenings Don’t Bring Everlasting Health

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This month, nine major medical specialty groups published a list of 45 tests and procedures that often have no clear benefit for patients and can cause harm — CT scans for simple headaches, for example, and X-rays for routine lower back pain. You don’t often hear calls from doctors for fewer tests and procedures.

 

And that’s too bad. Many of them have been oversold, their benefits exaggerated and their harms ignored.

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