Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 - 11:18
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 10:57
In an effort to reduce to runaway growth in medical spending, nine major physician societies have released a joint recommendation suggesting that many routine tests and procedures no longer be offered to patients because they are unnecessary and may even cause harm. Each society drew up five recommendations based on medical evidence. The list includes such common practices as routine electrocardiograms for patients at low risk for heart disease, and antibiotics for mild sinus infections.