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American College of Physicians: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 16:32

  1. Don’t obtain screening exercise electrocardiogram testing in individuals who are asymptomatic and at low risk for coronary
  2. Don’t obtain imaging studies in patients with non-specific low back pain
  3. In the evaluation of simple syncope and a normal neurological examination, don’t obtain brain imaging studies (CT or MRI).
  4. In patients with low pretest probability of venous thromboembolism (VTE), obtain a high-sensitive D-dimer measurement as the initial diagnostic test; don’t obtain imaging studies as the initial diagno
  5. Don’t obtain preoperative chest radiography in the absence of a clinical suspicion for intrathoracic pathology.

Source: Choosing Wisely, ABIM Foundation
Source URL: http://www.choosingwisely.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Cho...

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