Choosing Wisely: Overused Medical Tests and Diagnostics

Overused medical tests – the latest list, and it’s perfect content for your customer newsletter!  And you can do your part to reduce unnecessary healthcare costs, too.

Choosing Wisely logoThis list from Choosing Wisely is compiled by medical specialists who have identified treatments, tests and procedures that warrant a conversation between physician and patient, not a knee-jerk green light.

Like: no DEXA bone density screening for women under 65…imaging for low back only when major red flags exist…no antibiotics for pink-eye…and on and on.

The list is user-friendly and laid out in a “Top 5″ format by area of medical specialty, from cardiac care to ob-gyn care to many more. Each list features “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” with a brief explanation for each item, making pulling from it for your newsletter content super-simple. Obviously, cite your references.

Learn more about the campaign and check out the other resources they offer – you may see more ways to utilize this info and share with your clients.

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Leslie Nolen, Radial's president, is the nationally-known expert on the art and science of selling health and wellness.

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